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Vatican goes solar

Posted by Margaret Collins In Friday, April 17 2009 under: international solar, Vatican, large scale solar, Europe, Italy

While Vatican City has been enjoying the advantages of 2,400 solar panels since last fall, the Catholic city-state is looking to move into the big leagues of solar with a 100-MW solar farm. Since Italy currently has about 440 installed megawatts of solar capacity, that represents a huge increase in the nation's solar capacity. The solar farm would, in fact, be hugely superfluous to the Vatican's needs, so a large portion of the electricity produced would be fed back into Italy's national grid. The solar farm is planned for a multi-hundred-acre site near the Vatican Radio transmission center.

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