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Vatican Generates 200 Watts of Solar Power per Capita

published: 2010-12-30 14:25

According to local media, L"Osservatore Romano, after Vatican city installed 2,400 photovoltaic panels at the Paul VI Audience Hall, the solar power generated during peak times reached 200 watts per capita. The number is considered far higher than 4 watts per capita for Italy and 80 watts per capita for Germany. The system, donated by a German manufacturer, SolarWorld,can generate sufficient electricity to supply all the heating, cooling and lighting needs of the building throughout the year. Vatican city has a population of only 800 people.

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