City of Valencia's dead can RIP under photovoltaic panels next year

Dec 28, 2021 01:30 PM ET
  • The city of Valencia, eastern Spain, wants to cover its cemeteries in some 7,000 photovoltaic panels to produce own power and depend much less on utilities, mayor Joan Ribo has revealed.
City of Valencia's dead can RIP under photovoltaic panels next year
Image: Joan Ribo on Twitter

The suggestion is to place around 2.8 MW of photovoltaic panels on crypts as well as various other above-ground frameworks at public cemeteries as part of the project named Requiem in Power (RIP).

"Valencia will have the largest public PV plant in Spain", Ribo claimed in a tweet.

The RIP project has the true blessing of the Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Canizares, which mayor Ribo asked for out of politeness even though cemeteries are municipal residential property, Spanish media reported.

The photovoltaic panel installment is prepared to start and also finalise following year. The city hall's specialists are presently looking to determine mausoleum structures that are best matched to hold the solar panels, the media reported.

Solar powered cemeteries are not an uniqueness in Spain. In 2008, a small however jampacked community of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, located near Barcelona, made it to BBC information for its effort to install solar panels over crypts.

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