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Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms
by Echo Huang

Quartz    Translate This Article
12 December 2017

On 12 December 2017 Quartz reported: The world is quickly abandoning coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. But that's not the end of the road for coal mine -- in many countries they're coming back to life as solar farms. Building solar power plants atop defunct coal plants has several advantages, including putting otherwise hard-to-use lands to productive use. ... Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

For example, the lakes the lakes that form in old coal mine pits are often characterized by high concentrations of sulfate, making them unsuitable for farming. A floating solar farm also works more efficiently thanks to the cooling effect of the water, as the World Economic Forum points out. In addition, the solar panels can mitigate water evaporation, helping to maintain the lake full for longer.

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