Staff at the cathedral are applying for preparing permission to location far more than £100,000 worth of solar technology on best with the Grade-I listed setting up.

They feel it could make Coventry the very first cathedral in the country – and possibly the globe – to go solar.

Executive director Jane Woodward mentioned: “We are looking at placing a 50 kilowatt solar array on the roof and we hope it is going to substantially decrease our electricity bills.

“It’s a Grade-I listed building and we havent jumped all the hurdles but but we are fortunate in Coventry due to the fact a lot of cathedrals have very steep pitched roofs behind shady parapets whereas ours is relatively flat so have been hoping it’ll be doable.

“t would make us the very first cathedral inside the country to perform it, and possibly the first inside the planet.”

Solar energy business EOS, an arm of Southam-based renewable power home business Alumet, is planning 178 panels for the roof, covering 200 square metres.

The strategy is usually to involve a digital show within the setting up showing site visitors how much energy the solar panels are generating from the sun.The team in the cathedral will apply for planning permission from Coventry City Council, but should also get the go-ahead from the Cathedral Material Commission of England.

Mrs Woodward stated: “The Church of England as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury are interested in the project for the reasons of environmental stewardship and climate justice.

“It’s not just about saving revenue on our power bills we’re committed to the thought of renewable energy and climate protection.

“Climate adjust is affecting individuals who are in poverty essentially the most.

“Issues about social justice are essential to what we stand for so this can be not just an iconic point for us.”

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