Parking Lots Are Now Energy Producers

Everyone knows how hot parking lots get in the summer. All of our sweltering cars and burnt feet on the way to the beach are proof of it. However, as people rush from their cars to air-conditioned buildings, many of them might not think about how the sun also produces a great deal of energy that could be captured and put to use.
 
One exception is Moxa, which recently installed 1,133 solar panels in a 35,000 ft2 installation over the company's parking lot and roof of its testing lab, training center and warehouse in sunny Brea, Calif. The company bought and renovated the 1980s-era building for its new headquarters, and the solar project was part of the reconstruction.

Read the full story at "Moxa's Parking Lot, Roof Go Solar" to learn all the details of this project. Also, leran how Moxa has implemented other resource conservation efforts, such as low-flow aerators, rain sensors for irrigation, and motion sensors for lighting.

Moxa's new solar panel covered parking lot. Brea, California.
Moxa's new solar panel covered parking lot. Brea, California.

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