Solar panels on graves give power to Spanish town

November 23, 2008 By DANIEL WOOLLS , Associated Press Writer in Technology / Energy & Green Tech
Solar panels sit on top of niches at the Santa Coloma de Gramenet cemetery, outside Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. The city council has installed 462 solar panels on top of the grave niches. The energy they produce, equivalent to the yearly consumption of 60 homes, flows into the local energy grid and is one community\'s odd and pioneering nod to the fight against global warming. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

(AP) -- A new kind of silent hero has joined the fight against climate change. Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a gritty, working-class town outside Barcelona, has placed a sea of solar panels atop mausoleums at its cemetery, transforming a place of perpetual rest into one buzzing with renewable energy.

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"Solar panels on graves give power to Spanish town" November 23, 2008