The eastern state of Brandenburg, Germany, has something to offer the world in terms of solar
energy production. Lieberose, once a military training ground, is now home to the world’s largest
solar power project, consisting of 560,000 solar modules. As a result of the project, the area has
now been cleaned up without draining local financial resources.
By the end of the year, the project will be completely online, running off 700,000 solar modules
and producing an estimated 53 megawatts of electricity (enough to power 15,000 households.)
This may be a modest amount of energy compared to the 700 megawatts that a coal-fired plant produces, but the lack of emissions from the solar project outperform the end product compared
to its competition.
In Jülich, near Cologne, Germany’s first solar-thermal project went online.
It can generate 1.5 megawatts of power.
The world’s second largest solar energy project near Cottbus, in the eastern state
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