1. Floating solar power plant
The world's largest floating solar power plant was completed and connected to the local power grid in China's Anhui province in May 2015.
This 40-megawatt solar facility is built on top of a flooded coal mining region. It is part of a vast shift in China's use of fossil fuels. China increased its solar power output by 80 percent in the first three months of 2017, according to The Guardian.
China also completed the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, a 10-square-mile, land-based solar power plant in 2015. It is allegedly the largest solar facility on the planet.