Our five favourite solar PV installation projects

1. The Walt Disney solar farm

Feast your eyes on this fun, Mickey Mouse-shaped solar farm! Built using 48,000 solar panels, and covering 20 acres, the solar power generated from this Florida-based farm will provide power to Walt Disney World itself.

2. The Walton-on-Thames solar farm

Built on London’s Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir, this solar farm is officially (well, for the time being, at least!) the world’s largest floating solar farm. With 23,000 solar panels and a peak power output of 6.3 MW, its makers claim it’s able to power 1,800 homes.

3. Cochin International Airport

In August last year, Cochin Airport, (located in Kerala, India) became the first airport to run solely on solar power. Thanks to the 12 MW solar plant, built over by the cargo terminal, the airport is now totally self sufficient when it comes to fulfilling its own energy needs.

4. Bodnant Garden, National Trust site

Whoever installed this 175-panel array certainly didn’t let the rocky terrain hold them back! The new solar installation at Bodnant Garden, which is hoped to generate 43,000 kWh each year, is all part of the National Trust’s £30 million project to achieve its pledge to use 20% less energy by the end of the decade. Keep up the super solar work, we say!

5. The Sahara Forest Project

Of all the solar projects mentioned here, this has to be the one we’re most excited about. This ambitious project harnesses the power of solar to provide fresh water, food and green jobs in what would otherwise be a remote and uninhabitable area of desert.

Along with a number of other ground-breaking green energy initiatives, solar power will play a major part in this joint Jordanian-Norwegian project – with CSP (concentrated solar power) used for electricity and heat generation.