Solar power panels installed at Glastonbury

11 Nov 2010
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Solar power panels installed at Glastonbury

Solar energy will be partly used to power Glastonbury Festival next summer after the event's organiser installed solar panels at Worthy Farm.

Michael Eavis stated that he had the panels fitted in order to make the festival greener, with enough solar energy set to be produced for around 40 homes.

He said: "We now not only do the best festival in the world, we also have the best solar power system."

The implementation of the 1,000 solar panels means that Worthy Farm, which has hosted tens of thousands of revellers for 40 years, now plays host to the largest private solar electricity-generating system in the UK.

It is estimated that more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be saved over the course of the solar energy panels' lifetime, with 80 per cent of the farm's power needs met by the installation.

Solar power is also set to be used to power high-speed trains in Europe, after renewable energy company Enfinity fitted panels to carriage roofs. 

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