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Aerial view of solar panels

The United Arab Emirates opens the world’s largest single-site solar farm

The Noor Abu Dhabi Solar Power Plant located near Abu Dhabi in Sweihan has 3.2 million solar panels with a generating capacity of 1.177 GW. The total project cost was over US$850 million. At the time of its completion, it was larger than all other single-site solar projects in the world.

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Offshore wind turbines

Construction begins on Block Island Wind Farm, the U.S.’s first-ever commercial offshore wind project

The five-turbine, 30 MW project was developed by Deepwater Wind, now known as Ørsted US Offshore Wind. Construction began in 2015 and in late summer 2016 five Alstom Haliade 150-6MW turbines were erected. Operations were launched in December 2016.

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Large Hadron Collider section

The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle collider, goes live in Switzerland

It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research between 1998 and 2008 in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and hundreds of universities and laboratories, as well as more than 100 countries.

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