5 Amazing Places that Trust Solar to Power Them
1.The World Champion San Francisco Giants Home Stadium AT&T Park
In 2007, the SF Giants installed 590 solar panels (about the same as 40 home roof systems) on the back gate facing McCovey Cove. The panels generate 120 kilowatts of power and then feed the power back into San Francisco’s power grid providing energy for homes.
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2. The Vatican
The Vatican boasts the largest solar power plant in all of Europe! Costing about $660 million to build , the massive 100MW installation will output enough power for the entire country (which is, of course, the smallest country in the world.). The main installation is a 740 acre site near Santa Maria di Galeria, with solar panels strategically scattered throughout the rest of the city.
3. The Eiffel Tower
Since the tower requires 20,000 light bulbs to light the tower at night, it’s no surprise that the city of Paris decided to install solar panels to help power the tower.
4. The Taj Mahal
The Indian city of Agra, in response to damage to the building caused by air pollution, is implementing a 5 year plan to generate 10% of the cities power from solar. The city hopes that this will protect this monument from the damaging effects of things like acid rain on the historic site.
5. Burj Khalifa aka the Tallest Building in the World
Installed in 2010, this building uses 378 solar collectors to heat 14,000 litres of water and save approximately 3200 kilowatts per day.
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