Contest #606: Røst, Norway

Sitting about 100KM north of the Arctic Circle, Røst nevertheless has a mean winter temperature above freezing. A confluence of the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Current, and the Norwegian Current are responsible for this little oasis of (relative) warmth.

Those who found this place, all before the hint, were:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Martin de Bock
  • steve willis
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Sandworm
  • Chris Nason

Contest #605: Panda Green Energy Solar Plant, Datong, China

Approximate coordinates: 039.9771276 N 113.4862223 E

If you have social media, you’ve likely seen a meme with one of these artist markups of this place:

Built as part of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, this 50MW plant produces about 1/2 the power for the Datong region. There are 100 more panda-shaped plants being planned throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands by Panda Green Energy, with one planned in Fiji as well.

Those who found it without the hint:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower
  • Sandworm
  • Martin de Bock
  • steve willis
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Garfield
  • Gillian B
  • Chris Nason
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Steve Hoge
  • David Kozina

And after the hint:

  • Hilde Lambeir