Those ugly solar panels
Maybe it’s time for putting up some nifty and cool looking solar shingles? It’s already there.
» Mercury News | 08/03/2003 | Solar panels’ problem in Los Gatos: visibility: “Town planners in Los Gatos are cracking down on a project they say threatens to make their upscale Silicon Valley village an ugly place.
A proposed copper smelter? A cattle feed lot? An auto wrecking yard?
No. Solar panels.
Concerned about “design impacts and architectural compatibility,” the Los Gatos Planning Department has ordered the owner of a small solar power company to remove or cover up 18 solar panels he installed on his office roof because three are visible from the street.”