Intel is installing solar panels at many of its sites. I watched the progress at the Jones Farm campus where I work. Today is the first day all the parking beneath the panels is available — my car is somewhere under the structure on the right. And it’s a sunny day to boot!
In the Oregon summer heat, those of us who get to work early will get prime shaded parking places. In the rain, we’ll still have to dodge the drips — there are gaps between the panels that water drizzles through.
Somewhere there is (or will be) a web page charting how much electricity the panels generate. I’ll update this post when I find it.
Hmm. Is this just a high-tech carport? ;-)