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solar panels at their version of Wal Mart in Durban South Africa

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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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this is awesome. my friend texted me this pic today.

he said they do it for shade for the customers to park in and to generate their own electricity.

this is fantastic.

has anyone ever seen this in the states? on this scale

why is this not happening?

you would think we would see this kind of thing everywhere




posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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It´s almost free, so it can be only commie stuff and very evil with that. According to circles of people.

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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Pretty neat. I have seen some ingenious solar applications on household scale and Ive seen massive solar farms, even in Indiana! I gotta admit what you showed is pretty cool.


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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


I went on a Yellowstone vacation in June and we saw the same thing at a Walmart on the trip. I think it was in Arizona... Can't remember exactly where.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

ha, if I look out from my balcony I can see that exact same parking lot. I actually noticed it the other day and was quite impressed. South Africa gets a lot of sun so it makes sense to harvest as much of it as possible.
We even have some traffic lights that have little solar panels (in Sandton) - mainly because we have a lot of power failures and Sandton gets grid-locked if the lights don't work.


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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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Stop global cooling!!! End the solar panels now or we will be in snow ball Earth by 2040!

On a serious note, other than being a fireman, I build houses on the side. I’ve always wondered why they haven’t devoloped solar shingles for all new construction. Or why we all have dark shingles when white would reflect the heat. In southern areas anyway. The foam encapsulation is what I’ve been doing, but this would be awesome.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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Flagstaff Arizona!

www.google.com... AUIFCgE&cshid=1534617880717&biw=360&bih=560#imgrc=hnyhg80h8ZQaSM:



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: TexasTruth

They have the Tesla solar panels in devolopment as roof shingles. I used to build insulated concrete forms around r50 walls r198 closed cell 2ft sprayed roof, with standing seem and 24 panels on average...pretty much net zero energy on 3000ft slab on grade radiant
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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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Im in California. We have those all over the place. Even at the school down the street. Real big ones!

Lots of houses with panels on roofs here too. My panel array is in my back yard. It is a stand alone system, with a large battery bank and 3 inverters.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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It's a great idea but the RSA government is moving to tax private generation which will will make it almost pointless to go green. More money for the bottomless pit



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears


I went on a Yellowstone vacation in June and we saw the same thing at a Walmart on the trip. I think it was in Arizona... Can't remember exactly where.


thats awesome.

those damn things should be on the roofs of buildings in large cities like cleveland. it would be nice to see this all over the place.

our walmart has 2 electric outlets for cars and it is a huge walmart.

solar panels would be nice



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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It's damn ugly.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: 5en5ei
It's a great idea but the RSA government is moving to tax private generation which will will make it almost pointless to go green. More money for the bottomless pit


citizen.co.za...
Looks like the municipalities won't give up their dependence on the electricity supply tax and need to tax anyone with a solar panel or even a solar powered calculator.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: Muninn
It's damn ugly.



yeah that parking lot would be a paradise to look at without those panels



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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I’ve always wondered why they haven’t devoloped solar shingles for all new construction.

I've seen solar shingles at a 'house of the future' thing at Epcot some years back. I don't know why they never went into production.

As for the white shingles- how hard would it be to take the same idea that is used on those color change mugs, and apply it to shingles? Certain temps, white- lower temps, black. Or even some smart tech that does it with the electrical charge from the solar powered shingles...



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

If we had this around my area ( The communist state of NY) , they wouldn't be up long, people would wind up driving into them.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 05:19 PM
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You must live in your own little bubble, this is happening world wide and the country you live in (USA) is doing huge solar fields.

This is by far nothing out of the norm, really not.And the idea to use it as shades for plants and or cars or people.

In fact, this is not done because of the shade, it´s done so it can be called a roof and in most countries, roof installed systems get more payout per kwp than ground mounted moduls.

I think that´s the reason 90% do it.




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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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Good Idea, we have been doing this for years in Australia.

Almost 50% of residential houses have Solar Panels and Solar hot water heaters.

And Car parks.




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posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 09:00 PM
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They have them in France as well. The house opposite ours has a huge 2x7 array of solar panels. We always joke that it looks like they nicked the solar panels off a satellite.



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