Brough of Birsay lighthouse, Orkney, UK

Brough of Birsay lighthouse, Orkney, UK

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Credit: ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: The Brough of Birsay lighthouse marks Orkney mainland's most north westerly tip. It was built in 1925 and converted to solar power in 2002. A bank of 36 solar panels charges an array of batteries that power the light.

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