Renewable Energy Substitution
Using energy from renewable sources is an important avenue to continue to pursue.
As the community begins to evaluate improvements for the LA River, the use of photovoltaic (PV) panels for energy use will be explored. The simplest version one could imagine is that if there are a series of shelters or comfort stations along the 51 mile bike path, PV panels could be used to provide electricity.
Aside from PV panels, there are many other forms of renewable energy that can be explored, depending on appropriateness of the river improvement. These would include wind, geothermal, biomass, and wave motion.