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Solar to save two billion seeds

Two billion seeds stored at Kew's Millenium Seed Bank in West Sussex are kept cool by solar electricity. The pannels are expected to produce up to 400 kilowatt hours today since it is the longest day of the year.

Solar array to harness solstice sun

Deep freezers powered by the sun will conserve two billion seeds at Wakehurst Place Credit: PA

Two billion seeds stored at Kew's Millenium Seed Bank in West Sussex are to be kept cool by solar panels.

A total of 270 panels have been installed on the roof of the facility at Wakehurst Place in Ardingly, near Haywards Heath.

Tomorrow, the longest day of the year, they are expected to produce up to 400 kWh of electricity.

Deep freezers powered by the sun will conserve two billion seeds at Wakehurst Place Credit: PA

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