Friday, 25 June 2010

But the sun never shines at Glastonbury

Spotted on This is Bristol was this story about Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis renewable energy effort.

In what will become Britain's biggest privately owned solar farm, the project will see more than 1,100 panels, weighing 22.5 tons, installed on a specially re-inforced barn roof.

He expects the system to pay for itself in 6 years, through the feed-in tariffs as well as reducing his own energy bills.

In a recent call for all outdoor festivals to become greener, you may be interested to know that the Festival organisers have already bought all the used chip shop oil they can which will be used to power the onsite generators.

It's a fascinating story and illustrates what you can achieve with solar energy if you've got a roof big enough.

Click here to read the full article now.

photo credit: foxypar4

1 comment:

  1. I have seen a lot of farms but very first time i heard about solar farm its unique for me. thanks for your post.