Spain’s solar graveyard

Tom Marcinko @ 25-11-2008

When they perfect that spinach-based solar power, maybe they’ll use it to landscape cemetaries:

Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a gritty, working-class town outside Barcelona, has placed a sea of solar panels atop mausoleums at its cemetery, transforming a place of perpetual rest into one buzzing with renewable energy.

The town doesn’t have a lot of room for solar, so the cemetary was the only place for 462 panels that can light up 60 homes. The panels are arranged above mausoleum niches, and the town’s residents seem to appreciate the respect for the dead shown by the placement.

[Image: Wikimedia Commons]

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