SO Solar

Just arrived home from a few days in Colorado and will post about the amazing city of Boulder later this week. Was also SO impressed with the striking entrance at the Denver airport- since my last trip there they have added solar panels that supply half the power that generates the airport underground train system.

There are 9,800 solar panels on 7.5 acres near the entrance to the main terminal proudly visible and to cars along the road. The panels swivel and follow the sun during the day enabling them to generate more energy than if they were stationary. Panels are also equipped with sensors to detect high winds and heavy snow in order to stop the panel movement and prevent damage.

As if the tented terminal at the airport wasn't cool enough!

Photos: flydenver.com

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