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Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Very Worthy Project - new solar barn at Glastonbury

Source: Forum For The Future
Glastonbury Festival website

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has just installed a new 20 Kw solar system on the roof of a barn at Worthy Farm, the 'Mootel' where the cows are housed during the period the festival is on. The system is the largest of any system installed on a farm building in the UK and farmers are flocking to Glastonbury to have a look at it.
The new solar technology is becoming very newsworthy in the farming community because of the government's new 'feed-in tariff' whereby people who install solar panels can sell power back to the National Grid.
The solar array on the roof of the 'Mootel' consists of some 1,100 solar panels and can supply enough power to satisfy 80% of the farm's power requirements while also being able to sell any excess back to the grid. The installation was organised by Bristol company Solarsense.

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