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