London’s iconic Tate Modern paints a green picture

Tate Modern is upping its green credentials with the installation of a rooftop solar system. The 82KW array, which will be installed next month, will provide part of the London […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Tate Modern is upping its green credentials with the installation of a rooftop solar system.

The 82KW array, which will be installed next month, will provide part of the London art gallery’s electricity.

The project will mark a 21st Century makeover for the former power station which last generated electricity in 1981.

Judith Nesbitt, Director of National & International Programmes at the Tate said: “For Tate Modern, installing a solar PV system is another small but important step in making the gallery as sustainable and efficient as possible.

“Together with our plans for heat recovery and natural ventilation in the new building, we are exploring a whole range of approaches to reducing energy use.”