cool things with wheels since 2006
Is this real, or just a concept?
real. Looks likes Arizona, but a google image reverse search would probably get the real info. I simply post it because these are real, and found in So Cal, Arizona, and Vegas that I've seen so far, but sure would make a lot more solar electricity and more shade for vehicles, if developments were forced to install them when constructing office buildings. Humans aren't ever going to abandon the cities, so might as well plan to stay a while
Such an simple and elegant solution. About the buildings, I don't know if you heard about perovskite solar cell tech. They are elastic, you can put them on almost any angle, some company from Japan want to cover with them whole buildings. At least one company in Poland (Skanska) will also use it on buildings. Imagine that you could use that tech not only on new buildings but on every one.
No kidding, that's a great idea.
Most of the High Schools and College of the Desert in the Palm Springs area now have Solar Covered Parking. Being able to park your car in the shade in the summer saves your paint and interior, Temps in a closed car can reach 180 in the full sun in the summer time, most people will lower the windows an inch or so just to let the interior breathe, but now your more likely to get ripped off.