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Wouldn't solar paneled 'carports' be logical? Government buildings, WalMart, etc. how about it?
The White House recently recognized Zam Energy as a "Champions of Change" for renewable energy for its design of "solar trees" -- canopy-like arrays of solar panels on 9-foot columns that can swivel, twist and collect the sun’s energy. Those solar trees, in turn, would help supply electricity for buildings and provide charging stations for electric vehicles.
The company's founder, Erin Geegan, said that when she looks at a parking lot, she envisions a place to generate electricity and help protect the environment -- while saving money by reducing electricity costs.
Zam Energy, Geegan’s year-old Boulder, Colorado-based company, aims to help building owners turn their parking lots into renewable energy power plants. See more on this project here.