MANCHESTER, Tenn. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, one of the leading music festivals in the U.S., is continuing its commitment towards sustainability with the installation of an array of permanent solar panels at the festival site.
Comprised of 196 panels, the new solar photovoltaic system will generate approximately 61,000 kilowatt hours per year and support about 20% of the festival's annual electricity needs.
The solar project was fully funded by "opt-in" donations that are available to Bonnaroo fans during the ticket purchase process. In previous years, the proceeds from this opt-in donation has been used to fund the compost pad, the garden, and last year's mobile tower of power.
"Running part of Bonnaroo on solar power has long been a goal, as it underscores the commitment of Bonnaroo organizers and our community to the environment," said festival partner Rich Goodstone from Superfly Presents. "None of this could have been possible without the immense support of the generous and forward-thinking Bonnaroo community. Their contributions have brought this project to fruition." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers