The significance of developing and using earth-friendly technologies has never been so apparent. And as this new awareness inspires rethinking designs of once mundane objects, the University of Texas at El Paso has decided to implement a covered parking scheme for its fleet vehicles, equipped with grid-tied solar panels. Meant to help extend the life of the fleet, they will also help to offset campus demand for municipal power while adding beauty and modernity to the campus setting.
UTEP Goes Green - A page dedicated to the university's sustainability projects and ongoing research.
NREL Solar Research - National Renewable Energy Laboratory's page on photovoltaics and solar thermal systems.