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"A market the size of Alpha Centauri that’s never been tapped" Finally, a use for parking lots besides vehicular storage. A San Diego company has developed "solar groves" to roof over parking areas with photovoltaic panels. And we all know there's nothing better than a shaded parking space, especially if it's powering up the Target we're about to shop in. For the eco-aware suburbanites among us, they also make carports. [NYTimes Greenblogs via Curbed LA]