In the vast planes of Tanzania a double digit kilowatt herd of solar panels – or PeeVees – has gathered, their silver lined pseudo square checked faces turned torwards the burning sun as a lone bespectacled engineer observes their absolut stillness. It is the biggest herd of its kind outside industrial reservations in Tanzania.
The herd has grown in the pas two days. The population of PeeVees has been rapidly increasing at a global rate of 40-60% every year for the past decade. Once loners settling on buoys and in niches their habitate has spread worldwide leading to the forming of small flocks populating mainly roofs and aluminium frames. Especially the more and more common kilo- and megawatt herds prefer the frames in areas with low vegitation and urbanisation. Besides those common locations PeeVees can be found in all kinds of places benefitting the environment greatly by supplying an energy hungry species of primates (homo sapiens sapiens) with a sustainable form the much sought after resource electricity. By doing so they reduce stress on other resources in its ecosystem.
The main breeding grounds are in India and China but Norway and USA amongst others are also not unheard of. Breeding in Germany cease as available feedstocks dryed up and pressure the mating environment increased. Commonly known is that PeeVees live up to 15 years under normal circumstances. But improved feedstocks and evolution has doubled their lifespan recently and improved strength.
Predictions are that PeeVees will become a dominant species in its ecosystem. Their constantly expanding habitat has spread from this planet as far as the Moon, Mars and beyond.
The lone engineer turns away from the herd, fixing his gaze at the distant heat glimmering horizon. There will be more and bigger herds here soon. The habitat is fertile.