The Pope Gets Solar Panels on His House

Pope Benedict XVI’s Bavarian house in Pentling next to Regensburg, will be getting almost 600 square feet of
photovoltaic solar panels.

They were intended to be installed on the roof July 27-31, by local students of a trade school. The panels were donated to the Pope by local workmen.

Once installed, they could generate nearly 6 MW of electricity. No church funds were used, and the Pope made it a condition of the project that it could proceed only without church support. The solar panels could generate as much as $3,500 dollars by selling electricity to the German grid. Any income generated will be donated to job and skill training for disadvantaged youth. Continue reading

Solar Panel Installation – Now Heat Water Via Clean Source Of Energy



Sun is the major source from which earth derives energy. It is renewable too. The global shortage of organic fuel, increased level of pollution and green house gas emission as well as rise in price of organic fuel has necessitated the demand for exploitation of the vast resource of solar energy. Be it supplying electricity to your home or satisfying your water heating needs, solar panel installation can serve both the purposes. When solar panel is installed for electricity generation purpose, it is called as solar photovoltaic modules and solar panels used for water heating purpose are known as solar thermal collectors. Continue reading