MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The country that’s long relied on coal for power is now looking to become the world’s green superpower.
Huainan City, China, is home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Tens of thousands of panels soak up the sunshine 24 hours a day.READ MORE: Violence Free Minnesota Finds Help For Domestic Abuse Survivors
It’s enough to fill more than 160 American football fields.READ MORE: Saint Paul Regional Water Services Is Well-Equipped To Handle Heat And Drought
Eventually, they’ll generate enough electricity to power about 15,000 homes for a year.
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The farm is part of the country’s push to move away from coal, a cheap form of energy that’s created toxic smog in many of its cities.