The overlooked solar power potential of America’s parking lots

If the US passed the same solar-panels-on-parking-lots law as France, we would have 4,822 square miles on which to install solar.

For climate campaigners, French parking lots are now very exciting places.

In November, France’s senate approved a law which would require the owners of almost all large parking lots to install solar panels. They would have to cover 50% of the lots’ surface area by 2028—or face a heavy monthly fine. If the legislation passes as expected in its final reading at the National Assembly in December, the French government expects it will add 11 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity to the national grid.

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Source: TIME

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