Monday, November 24, 2008

Solar cemetary in Spain

Here's an interesting story from Spain, currenty one of the world's leaders in wind power.

A Spanish city has found an unusual place to generate renewable energy - the local cemetery.

Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, has placed 462 solar panels over its multi-storey mausoleums...

The cemetery was chosen for the project because it is one of only a few open, sunny places in the crowded city...

The installation cost 720,000 euros (£608,000) but will keep about 62 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere every year...
Tip of the hat to Jason Crowtz for this story.

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