Friday, September 18, 2015

Large-Scale Solar Power Plant

By Anton Antonio
September 19, 2015

Let us give credit where credit is due.  Although China, like the United States, is being blamed for being the primary contributor to global warming for its massive use of fossil fuel as its source of energy.  Realizing the environmental impact of coal-powered energy, China has shifted direction towards other sustainable energy sources such as solar power.

“Worried that the impacts of climate change will be felt primarily by China, their energy and climate experts and planners have decided to adopt a 2-point strategy --- First, they are working to aggressively take market share from coal and accelerate the transition to low-carbon and zero-carbon sources such as natural gas, nuclear, wind power, solar power, and hydropower.  Second, on the industrial side, they are transitioning away from coal-intensive and energy-intensive industries that have been driving growth and speeding up the transition to a more balanced economy, with much more service sector growth.” (Antonio, 2015, “The Dirtiest Airspace in the World”,

China is presently building its first large-scale solar power plant in the Gobi Desert.  This project is projected to generate electricity to supply 1 million household.  This is by far the most ambitious solar plant project in the world.  Called “Delingha”, the colossal facility will spread across a 25 square kilometer area in Qinghai province and have a capacity of 200 megawatts.

Rather than build military installations from land reclamation projects in the West Philippine Sea which only resulted to undermining marine biodiversity, China will be better off spending on other pro-environment initiatives such as the biggest large-scale solar power plant.

Thoughts to promote positive action…

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REFERENCE:, (2015). “China is Building Its First Large-Scale Solar Plant in the Gobi Desert”.  Retrieved on September 19, 2015 from

Climateprogress (2015). “Global Coal Boom Ends as China and World Wakes Up to Reality of Carbon Pollution”.  Retrieved on September 19, 2015 from

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