View Full Version : Spanish city installs solar panels in cemetery

24-11-08, 18:31
BBC News : Spain city sets up solar cemetery (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7745673.stm)

Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, has placed 462 solar panels over its multi-storey mausoleums.

Officials say the scheme was initially greeted with derision, but families who use the cemetery eventually supported the idea following a public campaign.
The cemetery was chosen for the project because it is one of only a few open, sunny places in the crowded city, which has a population of 124,000 crammed into 4 sq km (1.5 sq miles).

Not a bad idea. Cemeteries do take up a lot of valuable space in cities compared to their usefulness. This should make them a bit more "eco-friendly".