Romag: solar panels for famous festival

Specialist glassmaker Romag has provided panels for the largest privately-owned solar electricity generating system in the UK.
Buildings at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, the location of the Glastonbury F…

Specialist glassmaker Romag has provided panels for the largest privately-owned solar electricity generating system in the UK. Buildings at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, the location of the Glastonbury Festival of music, have been fitted with PowerGlaz, a form of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels developed by the County Durham-based firm. The site comprises 1,100 cells capable of generating enough electricity to meet 80 per cent of the farm“s electricity demand, equivalent to 40 households. It will save about 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year, equal to the total annual footprint of ten people in the UK and will bolster the green energy credentials of the world“s most famous music festival. Excess power will be exported to the national grid. Thanks to the benefit of the Government“s feed-in tariff for renewable energy, the payback time for the system should be about ten years. Michael Eavis, who owns and operates Worthy Farm, and is the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, said: We now not only do the best festival in the world, we also have the best solar power system. The installation demonstrates the determination of Glastonbury Festival organisers to reduce its carbon footprint, and is expected to save about 100 tonnes of CO2 a year.