Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Do Shaded Cars Dream of Solar Powered Sheep?

The New York Times has a recent post on their "Green" blog about one company that is building solar-panel-covered parking spaces. The company's (Envision Solar) CEO Robert Noble refers to their current efforts to produce tilting panels that optimize sun exposure as "solar forestation." He also notes that this will be a benefit to parking lot operators because “you can charge more for shaded parking.”
Why is it that these architects/engineers can imagine a future with automatically rotating solar panels, but can't imagine that future without surface parking lots?

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