22 Apr '11, 1pm

Dutch To Build Solar Panels Into Their Roads, Starting With Bike Lanes : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Talk about the efficient use of space: if you're going to have roads (and hopefully you'll have bike lanes), why not put that space to work producing energy? Called the Solaroad , the project is the brainchild of Dutch research firm TNO . The idea is pretty straightforward: a layer of concrete forms the road itself. A centimeter thick layer of crystalline silicon solar cells is laid on top, and covered by a layer of toughened glass. The energy potential: 50kWh per square meter per year, which can then be used to power street lighting, traffic systems and households.

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