15 Nov '11, 3pm

‘Solar forests’ charge your car while looking awesome:

If electric cars are really going to compete with the gas-guzzling kind, we're going to need new infrastructure -- mainly charging stations so people can juice up when they're on a road trip. And if you have to dot the country with new charging structures, doesn't it make sense to make them awesome-looking? The "solar forest ," a concept from designer Neville Mars, does that while also being extra-efficient. The solar "trees" don't just look great -- they also move around to maximize sun exposure, plus they keep the cars below shaded and cool.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-15-solar-forests-charge...

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