Tuesday, August 1, 2017


While real pandas have just been taken off the endangered species list, China's  Panda Green Energy, formerly United Photovoltaics Group Limited  has used  fifty megawatts worth  of black monocrystalline silicon and  lighter  amorphous  thin film cells  to  create one I hope is the last of its kind-  a piece of earth art only a coal baron might love.  The  albedo footprint  of the supersized creature, subsidized by the United Nations Development Fund, spans about 100 hectares of former bamboo shoot country, so no wonder it looks hungry.