Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Solar Powered Parking meter

A few weeks ago I took a trip back east to the town where I grew up, Brampton Ontario.
While walking around the down-town I saw this Solar Powered parking meter!
Not being a driver I just hadn't seen one before. After searching on the Internet I learned Vancouver also has some new Solar Powered parking meters as well!

From calculators, watches and street signs to large solar power plants, Solar technologies are everywhere. Classified as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight, solar power remains a valuable renewable resource!
This diagram is from Sunpetra Solar Energy website.
It shows how a solar power system works .

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