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Wales’ National Coal Mining Museum

Get Rich or Go Green Trying: Museum of Coal Mining Makes Serious Cash With $olar Panels

With a name like Big Pit: National Coal Mining Museum -- located in Blaenafon, Torfaen, South Wales -- you would think the place would keep with the theme by powering their museum with the very same stuff they tore apart the land to get. In an ironic twist, the museum has installed 200 solar panels atop the building's roof, providing them with a constant energy source that produces no harmful emissions. In truth, this is merely a nice little perk in comparison to what they really gain from their decision to go eco-friendly. In fact, one can say the museum is making the green by going green.

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