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The right way to do solar PV

Atlantic City shows off exactly what I was talking about.

We've got a big Convention Center (not as big as theirs, but pretty darn big). Why not put Austin Energy-owned solar panels on that roof (and a couple others of similar size) instead of on the ground in Webberville where the only thing they cool is the dirt?

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Just something that popped into my hea: wouldn't the Hilton's shadow block a lot of sunlight from the convention center? I guess that would just be in the morning...

Just something that popped into my head: wouldn't the Hilton's shadow block a lot of sunlight from the convention center? I guess that would just be in the morning...

theYbar: the Hilton's mostly to the north of the convention center so I don't think it would have much impact.

But if something large were ever built around the convention center (like huge mixed-use towers to take advantage of all that transit capacity :-) it might be a problem down the road....


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