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Glastonbury Goes Solar

A cow shed on Worthy Farm, the site of the Glastonbury music festival, is sprouting solar panels on a scale that will make it the largest private solar facility in the UK.  With 1,116 solar panels on the building known as the Mootel, the power output will be equal to the annual average needed to juice 40 homes, reducing the site's carbon footprint by around 100 tons per year.  While Here Comes The Sun played in the background, festival organizer Michael Eavis told those assembled for the unveiling, 'We had to make a big statement - and this is what we've done', and called the project, '...the best fun I've had here for ages.'  Eavis, a pretty good energy source himself, is also upbeat from the expectation he will soon be able to confirm U2 will play Glasto in 2011 to make-up for the band's inability to do it last year.  It's a safe bet that prospects the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Van Halen will tour have major festival organizers scrambling to open new lines of credit.
Guardian.co.uk

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