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Advanced power plant. Requires a Factory; city must be on or next to a desert and not contain a Nuclear Plant.


A Solar Plant is a modern building which increases a city's Production Production, and it's the ecological alternative to the Nuclear Plant as a top Production Production-boosting building. Unlike the Nuclear Plant, it doesn't require Uranium Uranium to work, making it a better choice. However, it can only be constructed in a city which is on or adjacent to a desert tile.

Civilopedia entry[]

A solar plant collects the energy from the sun and turns it into electrical power. The most efficient solar plants are, naturally, in locations that get a lot of direct sunlight and not much cloud cover. At present solar-generated energy is somewhat expensive when compared with energy generated from fossil fuels (petroleum or coal), but solar technology is getting cheaper, and fossil fuels are getting more expensive - particularly when the environmental cost of the pollutants they emit is taken into consideration. Once the technology is perfected it will do much to satisfy the world's energy needs - it's estimated that the earth receives some 200,000 times more solar energy than humanity's total present electric-generating capacity.

Civilization V Buildings [edit]
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