Like several other public buildings in Kaiserslautern, the tax office has covered nearly its entire roof with solar energy panels.
At street level they have this display showing how much electricity they are generating at the moment (940 watts on a very cloudy day), how much they have generated altogether and how many kilograms of carbon dioxide they have thus far prevented from entering the atmosphere.
Street address: Eisenbahnstraße 56
49°26'19.42" North; 7°46'18.37" East
It's more like "things you could've done." Kaiserslautern was one of the cities chosen to host matches during the 2006 World Cup, and it was a lot of fun. This is a photo of the viewing area we had in the Stiftsplatz (the market square).
There sure are a lot of Americans around here!
With the number of US bases near this city, there are more Americans in this area than anywhere else, outside the US. And, in October, I will be one of them...I'll let you know more about it when I return...other than the bases, I don't know much.
Hiking around Kaiserslautern
"It is pretty here"
The German State of Rheinland-Pfalz is very nice for hiking.
"There are lots of hiking options"
short hikes, long hikes, hills, no hills, trees/forest, open land, rocky, grassy
"we get snow, but not much"
and nothing much this winter.
not many cars at all and quiet, peaceful, tranquil
it sets everywhere, but here it's pretty nice
I don't know much about it, but i think they look cool.
What do they do??? What do they power???
Can they replace oil???
When walking in Rheinland-Pfalz, you may come up against a llama.
Some people think they are cute. I don't.
Though not lethal, they will spit at you if frightened.
You are warned.