Shell Shock

“The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, located in Riverside County about 170 miles (273 km) east of downtown Los Angeles, was operating at full capacity and providing 550 megawatts of electricity to the grid. … To minimize environmental impact, the Bureau of Land Management was finding ‘suitable habitat’ for desert tortoise and other wildlife impacted by the farm’s construction.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-usa-california-solar-idUKKBN0LE2UF20150210)

i.e. move along or we’ll attach solar panels to your shell.

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Billionding Obvious

“Europe could have saved itself $100 billion by installing solar power panels in sunnier countries and wind turbines in windier places,” reported the World Economic Forum. (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/us-utilities-europe-davos-idUKKBN0KT2BC20150120)

How much did the report cost?

Upcycle

“Costing around €3m (£2.4m) and funded mostly by the local authority, the road is made up of rows of crystalline silicon solar cells. … When the path is extended to 100 metres in 2016, its creators hope that it will produce enough energy to power three households.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/05/worlds-first-solar-cycle-lane-opening-in-the-netherlands)

€3m for three households seems steep, especially in The Netherlands.