Construction has officially begun on the world's largest solar project. The 579-megawatt project is a joint venture between Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) subsidiary MidAmerican Energy and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR). In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy breaks down the stats on the new facility, and compares it to the world's current leading solar plant in the United Arab Emirates.

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