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BBC Top Gear Test Track Has “Gone Solar”

The test track of the BBC show Top Gear has gone solar, using a 2-megawatt array of 8,500 solar panels.

2 MW of solar panels is capable of powering almost 670 households, assuming that the households would consume an average of 3 kW.

Lightsource Solar Panels.

The show host, Jeremy Clarkson, has a reputation for marginalizing environmental issues such as global warming, and for hating electric vehicles. This doesn’t mean that the BBC is that way, because it has shown that they do care about global warming and electric vehicle development in other shows, but it isn’t the greenest of media outlets.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd is the company developing the solar power project. “Sustainability – and the green agenda – is the foundation on which we continue to build our business,” comments Lightsource Renewable Energy CEO Jim McAllister.

Source: TreeHugger
Photo Credit: Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd

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