NEWSDESK A bank of 50 solar panels was switched on at the Son Castello industrial estate in Palma yesterday by the Balearic Minister for Commerce and Industry, Francesca Vives.

The new solar panel park has been installed on top of a local kindergarten in the area in an attempt to not only set an example to the local business community but also enable youngsters to witness the benefits of the solar energy which will now power the school. “We want this to send a double message to the next generation as part of our bid to create a more environmentally sustainable island,” she said.