The Vatican has made headlines with its eagerness to embrace solar power and renewable energy efforts in general. Adding to that, Wednesday, the Vatican announced that the Pope was interested in replacing his gas-fueled Popemobile, with a solar-powered one.
Already the Vatican's main auditorium is covered with a large rooftop solar array and the cafeteria is cooled by a solar cooling unit. Also, in the works is a 100-MW solar facility on Vatican land outside of Rome.
That just leaves the Popemobile, currently a bullet-proof Mercedes Benz. Apparently all the Vatican is waiting on to replace it is an auto company willing to build a solar-powered version (complete with the extreme security features). I'll be interested to see who jumps at the chance.
written by Rianne, December 04, 2010
written by Asaf Shalgi, December 05, 2010
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