Germany is not warmer than Canada. This is a myth I was clinging to with crazy optimism that turns out to be totally false. Don't know why I'm so surprised - Schwäbisch Hall is the same latitude as Thunder Bay, hardly a tropical destination. In late October, the forecasted lows are below 0ºC and the highs are well under 10ºC. Moral of the story: must bring my winter stuff from Ontario next time I'm home. So, in honour of cold drizzle, here are some pictures of solar panels - apparently heavily subsidized by the German government.
Solar farm outside of Schwäbisch Hall - it even had a tractor
I love the contrast of the old buildings with the solarized rooves