[quote]I think this would be good for the roofs of buildings. You could combine the benefit of a green roof with the power generation of solar. The plant shape would create a air buffer between the roof and the surrounding air, and also keep the full sun off the roof to reduce cooling needs inside the building. [quote]
solar plants would be good for this.. takign the heat and power..
wont be very effeciant but if your on a highrise building.. it would be good for people to go up on during the summer and relax?
Artificial plant w/solar panels leaves - supersize it!...
Put some tiny motors for pan/tilt on each leave, use a power optimization program, and supersize it - viola! Solar collecting patio furniture providing shade for those under it!