Gallery: Vatican Goes Solar with $1.6 Million Array!


Papal social policy is not typically characterized as progressive. Flying in the face of this perception, Vatican City has just installed 2,400 photovoltaic solar panels on the 5,000 square meter roof of Nervi Hall where popes hold general audiences when the weather is poor. The 1.2 million euro ($1.6 million) system went live earlier this month just hours before Pope Benedict held what is being called the “first ecological general audience in the Vatican.

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  1. tvicari December 9, 2008 at 11:04 am

    These panels were donated by the president of a German PV manuf. there were no cost to the Holy See.

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