Pro Star Wars geek.
The power per square foot is one of solar powers biggest problems. You currently really need a gigantic open field to make it viable.I’m not a solar panel fan whatsoever but it appears that RCID has made smart decisions so far with locating the arrays.
In my practical experience with solar panels I’ve realized that in many cases they just cause wayyyy too many problems. I personally killed the design of a small array over a small parking lot because the supports are bound to be hit by vehicles and I hope that Disney never does anything similar with arrays over their large parking areas.
More recently for an ongoing design project I have, lack of planning with placing arrays on large office and maintance campus of one of our clients is causing me a real headache to try to squeeze in a new warehouse style structure and manage to get long wheel base vehicles to it. The simplest solution would be to remove a section of an array to facilitate ingress and egress of vehicles but the array was installed just a few years ago and the client would like to recoup some more of the capital cost before eliminating portions of the array. My company generally does not recommend installing panels on top of buildings either.
While panels on roofs can work and other structures can work, the number of other issues with a roof install seems to increase exponentially.
Hopefully one day they can make a 6x6 panel that can power your average house.