Portugal plans biggest solar station
"Work on the world's largest solar energy station, which will produce enough electricity to power 21,000 homes, is to start near the southern Portuguese town of Moura next year.
The 62-megawatt plant, which will use 350,000 solar panels spread over an area the size of 150 football pitches, represents a leap forward for solar energy as it moves out of small-scale use into producing electricity in large quantities.
The €250m (£168m) Girassol plant will be 12 times the size of the biggest solar power plant currently in operation near Leipzig in Germany. "The construction of the power station will begin in 2006," Moura's mayor, Jose Maria Pos-de-Mina, told journalists. The Girassol plant will be located in one of the poorest regions of Portugal, the sun-baked Alentejo."
Em Portugal é tudo em grande. Esperamos que O Girassol, não se transforme em outro girocídio.