From pavement barrens to solar groves
Parking lots typically conjure up images of vast plains of asphalt half-full with vehicles baking in the sun. But a handful of energy companies have begun to capitalize on these sun-drenched spaces without compromising their base utility. Modular installations like EEPro’s Solar Carport and Envision Solar’s Solar Grove turn barren lots into solar farms via photovoltaic shade structures, generating energy while keeping cars cool and, in some cases, providing charging stations for electric vehicles. One smart way of bringing productivity back to land appropriated by cars.