We have said for years, the commuter parking lots for bus riders should have solar panels to collect energy and not just be parking lots but power stations. Now, with the Metropolitan Council rolling out E-Buses and cities starting to place e-charging stations at various site throughout the metropolitan area, when will the state or city need to be paying the utility company for power when they could be generating their own, for free.
Now, granted there is a cost to the placement of solar panels, but in every instance where a bus shelter in on a southern or west side of a street, the placement of solar panels on the roof, or in the case of a parking structure an overarching covered parking structure could both shelter the car on the top level and provide a ready source of power, that just sits idle otherwise throughout the day.
On Payne Avenue St Paul
Just down from a bus stop.