Engineering Elegance, Or Lazy Install?

I saw this camera outside of a mid-mountain lodge at a Vermont ski resort this weekend. It appears to be an indoor camera, installed under a solar panel for backup power. Clearly the panel also gives it some level of protection from the elements.

My question: Is this a sign of engineering elegance (solar backup doubling as snow/rain protection), a lazy install, or both?

Ski lodge camera under solar panel

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