Solar Technology Could Reduce Aircraft Noise Pollution

Summary

BP Solar has installed panels on the roof of a church hall under a Heathrow flight path.  These panels not only generate 23000 kWh of electricity per annum, but also insulate against aircraft noise.

The south-facing roof, which is designed to prevent the passage of resonant sound, is covered by 174 solar panels costing £140,000, 80% of which is financed by the DTI "Large Scale Field Trial".

Primary author(s): Shirley P

Source: Build.Eng.
July 2003, p.30       

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