It’s a fresh, misty morning. They move between the gently rocking solar panels fixing them to pontoon floats. “It’s about the air. I can breathe more easily,” says Wenhui A few years ago, his life was quite different – he worked 800 metres beneath this lake as a coal miner. Now one firm, Sungrow, has turned it into the world’s biggest floating solar farm. “I am so much happier,” says Wenhui. Sungrow’s Guqiao solar farm, will be four times bigger than its current record-holder Anhui when it is finished. “This 150 megawatt programme can generate 160 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year says Guqiao project manager Shi Xianbin. In China, that is enough electricity to power 15,000 homes. The project will also generate 20 million yuan for the local economy and provide skilled jobs for local people.
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