TITLE

Towering powerhouse

AUTHOR(S)
Sell, Christopher
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7668, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Manchester, England's highest Grade II listed building is to be saved and reclad in solar panels, making it Europe's tallest solar-powered generator. In a novel blending of listed architecture rescue and modern technology, Manchester's tallest building, the CIS Tower, is to be fitted with solar panels, converting it into Europe's highest solar-powered generator. The solar panels, each containing; seven modules, will then be placed over the mesh and mounted to a frame fixed to the tower. Manufactured by Sharp in Japan, the panels have been designed to match the shape of the tower.
ACCESSION #
16110672

 

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