Mercury News | 08/03/2003 | Solar panels’ problem in Los Gatos: visibility

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.”

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