Solar Power Panels, Parking Structures, and the Urban Environment
Earlier this year, The Washington Post cited a report stating that 35-50 percent of a city’s surface is made up pavement. 40 percent of that pavement is used by parking lots. The asphalt and concrete on this pavement absorb the sun’s energy and retain heat, which contributes to higher temperatures in these urban areas. In peak summer times, the combined effect of these paved areas and the propensity to utilize more electric power to cool down create added stress to our faltering power grid.
Enter the solar carport, a structure that creates shaded parking while producing solar electricity at a lower rate than the utility company. In a solar carport, form truly meets function.
Live on KHTS 1220 Am Radio-Learn About Our Easy Titan Solar Process
Watch or listen to this informative radio interview on KHTS 1220 with our very own Omar Melo.
Solar Power isn’t a risky and new technology. It has been around for more than a century. Solar power is becoming increasingly important in environmental, financial, and geopolitical terms. Switching to a solar power system for your home or business impacts you directly and it affects your community, our country, and the world we live in-for the better.
Listen to the chatter and the buzz about the promise of this clean energy source. With rapid and exciting new developments and advancements, solar power is key to the sustainability of our economy, our planet…..
Solar Powered Eco Friendly Floating House
Designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, balconies and large windows encircle the dwelling, allowing for efficient lighting and beautiful waterfront views. 60 sqm of photovoltaic panels embedded in the rooftop provide up to 4 kWp of internal electricity. A sophisticated system of natural micro-ventilation and air conditioning classifies it as a low-consumption residential habitat.
The units can be positioned along rivers, lakes, bays, atolls and calm sea areas. The interiors are …..