Open parking lots are a blight on the landscape. They create “heat islands”, are poor at dealing with rain and snow runoff, have lights that generate light pollution and look ugly, and are unpleasant places to be in.
One technology solution promises to change this, the Envision Solar Grove.
Solar panels are mounted on a single pole covering 6 or 8 parking spaces. These panels:
- Generate solar energy
- Reduce heat on the lot
- Incorporate rain run-off management
- Power their own lighting
- Reduce light pollution
- Keep cars cooler
- Look nicer than the alternative
- Claim a 5 year ROI (which is short!)
What’s not to like?