By Linda Hall • 21 October 2021 • 17:42
ALBIR LIGHTHOUSE: Still guides shipping
Photo credit: Alfaz town hall
ALFAZ town hall has spent €20,397 on solar panels for the Faro de l’Albir lighthouse.
Under Alfaz’s agreement with the lighthouse owners, the Alicante Ports Authority, the town has the use of the installation until 2026, explained Mayor’s Office councillor Mayte Garcia.
Although the lighthouse lantern still guides shipping, the building is now an informal museum devoted to seagoing and maritime culture, with a room set aside for art exhibitions
Accompanied by Luis Morant, Environment councillor and Loli Albero, the councillor responsible for allocating Brussels’ EDUSI funds for local projects, Garcia recently visited the Faro to inspect the site for the solar panels.
“This will enable us to offer a quality service at a lower cost,” she said.
The Faro was built in 1863 and the lantern lenses are very old, specially designed and manufactured in France to maximise the lighthouse’s range.
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