Kyocera installed an array of 25 “solar trees” in their parking lot, letting employees park in their shade. Cars stay cool, and the mini-plant generates enough power yearly to save an estimated 338,905 pounds of carbon dioxide (which would otherwise be spewed into the air by conventional power generation).
Cheap plastic solar is not nearly as efficient as traditional solar, but it destroys the price barrier for small private projects like this.
Music: Tom Waits :: Drunk On The Moon
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That is f’in’ cool. Thanks for the post. Hopefully more people/companies will catch on to the idea – cause, really, who wants to come back to a car interior that’s hotter than the surface of the sun?
Timberland is getting into the act too.