06 Jun '11, 6pm

Massive Solar Tunnel Gives Trains a Boost (Video)

the two-mile long Belgian solar rail tunnel was specifically built to protect trains from falling trees on a high-speed rail link that runs by an ancient forest. By building this structure, the need to fell trees was drastically reduced, and the project is reaping a double environmental dividend by installing over 16,000 solar panels on the roof of the tunnel. The project will provide 50% of the energy used to power Antwerp station.

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