Solar Around The Corner

By Brian Mahar

I guess the definition of “scaling” means that we start small. And that’s what’s going on with solar now in Tigercomm’s neck of the woods. Today I just spotted solar trash compactors along the streets of Rosslyn, Virginia, around the corner from our office.

Check out this NPR piece to learn more about this technology.

They are definitely not on the same scale as AREVA Solar’s 5-megawatt Kimberlina solar thermal power plant (I’ll write about my recent trip there later), but they’re a step in the right direction.

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