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First solar panels installed on Vatican roof

by Pat Coate | September 30, 2008
"With this plant, if it is working in about two weeks we avoid 210 tons of carbon dioxide and this is the equivalent to 70 tons of oil."
- Andre Koekenhoff, Thermovolt representative

Vatican City State - The first of a planned 2,400 solar panels have been installed on top of the papal audience hall at Vatican City.

According to Catholic New Service, the solar panels and inverters are worth nearly $1.5 million and should work without much maintenance for 25 years.

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