Towering powerhouse

Sell, Christopher
February 2005
Engineer (00137758);2/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7668, p33
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.


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