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Casquets lighthouse off Alderney may go green

Casquets lighthouse off Alderney
Image caption The Casquets are infamous among mariners as the site of many shipwrecks

The Casquets lighthouse, off Alderney, may soon be shining less brightly if a project to make the site more environmentally friendly goes ahead.

Trinity House, which maintains lighthouses in the British Isles, may replace the diesel generators with a battery charged by a solar panel.

A team from Trinity House visited the site to investigate the feasibility.

Ian Tutt said: "We are reducing the range slightly of these lights, but not so much as to affect safety."

A lighthouse was first built on the Casquets rocks, infamous among mariners as the site of many shipwrecks, 13km north-west of Alderney in 1724.

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