Ordos sets world record with largest solar panel image
Updated: 2019-07-12 Print
The city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia autonomous region sets a Guinness World Record with the largest solar panel image, in the shape of a horse, on July 9. [Photo/WeChat account of Ordos News]
The city of Ordos set a Guinness World Record on July 9 with the largest solar panel image in the shape of a horse.
The magnificent pattern was created at a solar energy power generation base in the hinterland of the Kubuqi desert in Dalad Banner with 196,320 solar panels, occupying an area of 1,398,421 square meters.
The record was created by SPIC Nei Mongol Energy Co, and it will be included in the famous book published by the Guinness World Records organization to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the New China.
Last year, the first phase of the photovoltaic power generation base, which occupies an area of around 6,667 hectares, began construction in Dalad Banner.
Estimates say that the annual energy output of the base will reach 4 billion kilowatt hours, and will bring in 1.5 billion yuan ($218.54 million) every year once the first phase of the project is finished.
Earlier this year, an amusement park began construction near the base in an effort to introduce tourism.
On June 14, the base won the approval of the National Energy Authority for its superior technology, management as well as its ecological efforts.
The enormous horse shape is formed at a solar energy power generation facility in the hinterland of the Kubuqi desert in Dalad Banner with 196,320 solar panels, occupying an area of 1,398,421 sq m. [Photo/WeChat account of Ordos News]
An aerial view of the magnificent horse image, formed by a mass of solar panels [Photo/WeChat account of Ordos News]