Festivals Going Green: Bonnaroo Fans Buy A Solar Panel

Bonnaroo soaking in the sun with new solar panel.

Bonnaroo soaking in the sun with new solar panel.

Bonnaroo is greening up their festival grounds with the installation of a permanent solar array. When purchasing tickets to the ‘Roo, festie fans are given the option to contribute a single dollar. Those George Washingtons really add up — they fully funded the 50 kW solar photovoltaic system.

Fun facts from the Bonnaroo website:

1. Bonaroo is the first major festival to have a permanent installation
2. They estimate it will provide about 20% of Bonnaroo’s total electricity needs.
3. Fans can monitor the power generated on bonnaroo.com.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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