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World’s biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London

What will be the world’s largest solar farm has been under construction and planning for the last five years, and is due to go into operation soon. It consists of 23,000 panels, and will float on the Queen Elizabeth II dam outside of London. It is anticipated that this farm will be able to provide enough electricity for more than 1,800 homes.

Though it will be the world’s biggest, it only covers 6% of the dam and will not affect the ecosystem.

A solar farm twice the size of this one is currently under construction, and is due to be completed in 2018.

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Queen Elizabeth II Dam outside of London. The Guardian.

 

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