An out of use tin mine in the south west of England is on its way to becoming a hotspot for renewable energy. Earlier today, more than 5,600 solar panels on the site were fired up by Solarcentury and UK-based solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy. The new 1.4MW solar power plant will generate enough electricity to power more than 400 homes, and it is just one of many green energy developments planned for the site. The ultimate goal is to turn the abandoned mine, located at the historic Wheal Jane site in Cornwall, into the UK’s first earth science park to use renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal sources.
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