Power From On High

October 3, 2008 at 10:56 am 2 comments

Known to most as the center of divine light, the Vatican will now benefit from the less than heavenly, but still celestial sunlight.

Sanctioned by Pope Benedict XVI himself, an array of 2,700 solar panels was installed on the roof of the Paul VI auditorium this Monday to offset some 200 tons of CO2 and provide enough energy to light, heat, and cool the 6,000 seat facility. BBC also reported that the new solar panels, donated to the Pope by a Bonn-based company Solar World, will feed electricity to the Vatican’s power network when the hall is not in use.

Pope Benedict XVI has frequently criticized “the unbalanced use of energy”, adding that the eco fallout could make “the lives of poor people on earth especially unbearable”.

[via Good Clean Tech]

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  • 1. Power From On High  |  October 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm

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  • 2. scienceguy288  |  October 4, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Good move by him. I’m glad he did it.

    Reply

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