You’ll fall in love with this heart-shaped solar power plant

Grist | September 25, 2014 | Column by Sam Bliss

All solar farms are lovely, but this one will downright steal your heart. Once built, its 7,888 panels will form a four-acre valentine, visible only from above, on Grand Terre, the biggest island of the South Pacific archipelago New Caledonia.

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This heart will pump two megawatts of sun-powered electricity through the arteries of the New Caledonian grid, which means they won’t need to burn as much gas, oil, and coal — the territory’s main fuel sources — to keep the lights on.

The design mirrors a nearby heart-shaped swath of wild mangrove  — the Coeur de Voh, or Heart of Voh — made famous by the photography of French activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand in his coffee-table staple Earth from Above. (In honor of Grist’sdeep sea mission this month, and because it’s a brilliant film, consider dedicating 90 minutes to exploring the human-ocean bond through Arthus-Bertrand’s latest documentary, Planet Ocean.)

This project says, “Hey, Sun. We love you. Thanks for the juice.”

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