On a recent trip to Germany, we visited Uelzen, about 100 km north of Braunschweig. Its railway station was “upgraded” (pimped?) some 12 years ago by an Austrian artist called Friedensreich Hundertwasser in what looks very Gaudi-like in style and appearance:
He was interested in organic shapes, creating round and uneven fairy-tale like interiors:
But the reason I’m mentioning all this, is that the station also includes this display panel:
The roof is covered with solar panels, and has been generating electricity for the community since 1997. Almost half a
megigawatt-hour produced so far, and still generating just under 8 Kilowatt on a half-cloudy October day.
Way to go! So gibt mann das gute Vorbild!
PS. Calculating back from the figures shown, this would appear to be just 42 m2 of panels, which seems off by an order of magnitude. Oh, wait… that’s not accounting for the panel’s conversion efficiency, I’m guessing that to be somewhere in the 10% range for those panels.