Saturday, September 26, 2009

Solar Panels in Parking Lots

I often wonder why this idea hasn't caught on more. Yes, there is initial expense. But there's also all the energy you'd be gleaning in an otherwise not-very-productive expanse of asphalt. I love thinking about this scenario in summer: the idea of diverting the sun's energy to our energy needs instead of heating our cars to a can't-touch-without-burning-my-fingers heat. You can see a slideshow from TreeHugger of places this has been implemented, and other similar ideas, here.

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