China builds panda-shaped power station

Panda solar plant
It's hoped the cute design will aid in getting young people involved and interested in green energy. Photo credit: UNDP

China's national symbol, the black and white panda, is now the world's most adorable power station.

Part of an effort to promote renewable energy across China, the loveable bear is the inspiration behind a new green energy station in Datong, Shanxi, and will provide 3.2 billion kWh of green energy in 25 years.

The panda-shaped power plant is a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme, and it's hoped the cute design will aid in getting young people involved and interested in green energy.

The energy company will put on summer camps to help kids understand solar energy.

Panda Green Energy's CEO, Li Yuan, told The Telegraph, "Designing the plant in the shape of a panda could inspire young people and get them interested in the applications of solar power."

The plant is the first of 100. Each plant will cover 248 acres, and make for an impressive sight from above.

China's plan is to reduce carbon emissions by 2.74 million tons using the giant panda solar stations.

A report published by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis found China is overtaking the United States in investing in renewable energy resources.

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