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48: Tengger Desert Solar Park

For Building the Great Wall of Solar

Spanning some 43 square kilometers (16.6 square miles) in the open desert—and supplying power to more than 600,000 homes—Tengger Desert Solar Park was constructed at a never-before-seen scale, earning the impressive title of world's largest photovoltaic power facility both in size and production when it was completed in 2015. A joint effort of China National Grid and Zhongwei Power Supply Co., Tengger represents a renewable energy revolution underway in China: The country has pledged to have clean energy supply 35 percent of its total energy needs by 2030.
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