The solar power sector of the energy market is growing by leaps and bounds–but nowhere faster than in China. Whether you see this as a positive or negative trend, it is changing the face of solar power generation.

The Sun-Moon Mansion is billed as “the biggest solar energy production base in the world,” and was conceived as the headquarters of a solar energy production area that could parallel Silicon Valley as a source for development. It’s certainly the most visually interesting power plant I’ve seen in a while. Here are some more views: 

IMAGES: The opening image of the Sun Moon Mansion is from an Eco Friend article, “Sustainable Solutions to Make Cities a Better Place to Live.” The others are from the Inhabitat slide show about the place.