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World's Largest Solar Farm Goes Live

Facility built on mine in three months

Saferay, a solar power plant company, added 78 megawatts worth of solar panels to its existing solar plant in eastern Germany this week, making its facility the largest solar park in the world at 166 megawatts. The new section, built in just three months, was constructed on a former pit mine. Saferay also builds solar farms for other companies and has a further 26 megawatts under construction. Even that won’t be enough to keep up with National Solar Power’s plan to fund a $1.5 billion, 400-megawatt solar farm in northern Florida, though. That project, according to National Solar Power, will be large enough to power 32,000 homes.

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