The potentially destructive paradox of “green” living has reared its ugly, biodegradable head in California.

From KCAL:

A SoCal woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport.

Heather Patron of Studio City was dealing with a mystery regarding her Toyota Prius.

“The side view mirrors were melting,” says Patron. “Anything that was plastic on the car was melting.”

Toyota told Patron nothing was wrong with the car. After having the mirrors replaced, she noticed the mirrors on the car parked next to hers were also melting.

Patron then observed a powerful beam of light that was reflecting off the window of a next door condominium, casting a concentrated beam over her carport.

CBS2’s Randy Paige placed a thermometer in the pathway of the beam on a partially cloudy day. The temperature registered over 120 degrees in less than five minutes.

I haven’t seen eco-irony that thick since Ed Begley, Jr. nearly choked to death on a Tofu burger at Beverly Soon.

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Comments

33 Responses to “Green on Green Crime: Energy Efficient Window Melts Prius”

  1. Granny55 on January 25th, 2012 5:07 pm

    Now that thar is funny!!! Only in the California land of fruits and nuts!!!

  2. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2012 5:36 pm

    Wow. Too freaky for words. Seemed like a nice enough lady, and if e-cars were going to work, the SW would be the place.

    I'm not entirely convinced that window 'reflection' was conclusively at fault? After all, it's 120+ in Vegas from May to Oct.

    This is like trying to fry ants w/ a magnifying glass. The ants and the SUN keep moving! My guess is, those are -electric- sideview mirrors. The servo that drives the motor is getting ghost amperage when there's not a max draw on the power supply.

    Unregulated voltage, not the Sun are to blame here. IMHO

  3. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2012 5:53 pm
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    Naw, global warming

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    Just like Loser is has melted the American economy.

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    Looks like a job for WINDOW AWNING MAN !!

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    Thank you, Dr_Will; it was loose `Lectrojuicity or a bunch o` Free Radicals !

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