Science attraction will harness power of sun
THE largest solar power system in the centre of Bristol has been installed on the roof of one of the city's most popular attractions.
The At Bristol attraction on the Harbourside has had enough solar panels fitted to cover two tennis courts installed on its roof.
The firm is one of a growing number of organisations in the city to turn to solar power as a cheaper and greener option.
The recently opened Science Park in Emerson's Green has one of the largest systems in the South West and the pool and the recently refurbished Clifton Lido is heated by the power of the sun.
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As reported in the Evening Post, the city council has also launched a unique website. People living and working in the city can now go online and check if their property is suited to having solar panels fitted.
A total of 208 individual panels have been fitted to the roof of At Bristol which are capable of generating enough power to supply around a dozen homes a year.
The centre's chief executive Goéry Delacôte, said: "Sustainability and sustainable technologies is one of the most important developing areas of science at the moment, and the PV installation is part of a bigger sustainability mission for At Bristol.
"As part of our goal to engage the public with scientific issues, it's key to ensure we're sustainable as an organisation and that we share our initiatives, and highlight the bigger issues, to the public – and it's thanks to a contribution from EDF's Energy Green Fund, we have been able to install this system."
He added: "The new PV array is an example of how At Bristol is working hard to be as sustainable as we can as an organisation, and to then share this with the public. To do this, we will have a display in our main entrance which will allow them to see how the PV array is working, the science behind it and to learn about sustainability in their own lives."