Cambridge University adds nearly 500 solar panels to King's College Chapel

King's College Chapel in Cambridge
Solar panels installed onto the 15th century roof of King's College Chapel has caused a debate over the preservation and visual impact of the famous building (Image credit: Getty Images)

Solar panels installed onto the 15th-century roof of King's College Chapel has prompted a debate around the preservation of England's historic buildings.

The installation of 497 solar panels onto the Cambridge Chapel is said to be a commitment towards a self-sustainable future and to meeting net zero goals.

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