Vatican Plans Europe's Largest Solar Plant

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2009 3:55 PM CDT
Solar panels are seen on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Nov. 26, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Vatican plans to build Europe’s largest solar power plant on land it owns north of Rome, Bloomberg reports. The 740-acre site—many times bigger than the 108 acres that make up the world’s smallest nation—is predicted to generate enough power for 40,000 households when it comes online in 2014, enabling the ever-greener Vatican to sell the excess.