Power from above: the pope goes solar

Posted by Laura Grant on October 7, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

In keeping with today’s theme, renewables and icons of the establishment, we turn our attention to the pope, who has started to install photovoltaic panels on the roof of the papal audience hall at Vatican City. A total of 2,700 panels will eventually be installed. They will generate electricity for lighting, heating and cooling the 6,300-seater building and excess electricity will reportedly be used in the Vatican offices. The panels are reportedly worth $1.5-million and were donated to the German born Pope Benedict by Solar World, a German company
Sources: CBS, BBC,Cath News

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