Music Festival Goes Solar

Glastonbury GreenfieldsThe Green Fields of Glastonbury have become a little greener.  Michael Eavis the founder of Glastonbury music festival has had over 1000 solar pv modules installed on Worthy Farm home of Glastonbury.

The installation is capable of producing enough electricity for 40 houses costing around £600,000.  Mr Eavis expects to see a return on his investment in nine years, thanks to the government’s feed-in tariff scheme, which pays homeowners for generating green electricity, even if it is not sold back to the grid.

“We’re doing all kinds of things here, from storing the sewage which saves on haulage costs and fuel to looking at getting electricity from the methane created by our cows,” he explained.

“This is just the start of something that will turn our energy production on its head,” Mr Eavis added.

Does this mean I can now put Glastonbury on my expenses?

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.