Solar Flowers at the Parachute Rest Area
If you’re ever driving along I-70 in Colorado, you might see these spry solar flowers.
Located on a somewhat desolate stretch of Interstate 70 in Western Colorado, the photovoltaic flowers are a welcome sight.
Who says solar panels can’t have some style?
These panels have a custom frame that supports and gives the flowers their shape.
These solar panels supply a good portion of the energy that the rest stop uses.
There’s quite a lot of oil and gas exploration in the area. I believe part of the agreement with the counties that allow the companies to extract oil and gas from the area, is that a portion of the profits go toward the development of clean energy.
There was a skylight in the bathroom that lit the space with natural light.
Take a road trip along I-70 to see these solar flowers.