It’s no secret that China ranks quite high on the list of countries that suffer from pollution caused by rapid industrialization and the fuel-powered power plants that are required to power those industries. The country has been gradually shifting to cleaner sources of electricity as it strives to fight pollution that often rises to dangerous levels in major cities like Beijing. The country has now started sourcing power from a floating solar farm which it claims is the largest floating solar power plant on the planet.

It’s step like these that will aid China in its fight against pollution. Beijing’s smog problem is very well known and it won’t just up and disappear. The country has to take concrete steps to ensure that pollution levels are brought down. One of the ways that it can do that is by relying on cleaner sources of energy.

The Chinese government has confirmed that it has completed construction of the world’s largest floating solar power plant. The Sungrow Power Supply Company has developed a 40 megawatt solar power plant atop a flooded coal-mining town in the country’s China’s eastern Anhui province.

The plant makes fall use of the area and also improves generation due to the cooling effects of the surface, according to a local government official. China aims to increase its use of non-fossil fuels by 20 percent and is striving to become a global leader in renewable energy.

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