Prince of Wales shown solar power technology

16 Sep 2010
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Prince of Wales shown solar power technology

The Prince of Wales has been shown solar power technology from the Sheffield University at a Royal Garden Party in London.

Professor David Lidzey of the university's department of physics and astronomy displayed the use of semi-transparent photovoltaic solar panels to a group of visitors which included gardening expert and television presenter Alan Titchmarsh, as well as Prince Charles.

The professor said: "It was wonderful that Prince Charles and Alan Titchmarsh showed enthusiasm for using transparent solar panels as a practical means to generate energy."

This month, the Prince's Garden Party to Make a Difference event is being held in order to encourage people to increase their usage of renewable energy and Professor Lidzey's demonstration was held as part of it.

Professor Lidzey is currently working on the Sheffield Solar Farm, which is researching potential technological developments in the solar energy sector.

The building was opened in August 2010 by deputy prime minister and Sheffield MP Nick Clegg. 

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