23 May '15, 8am

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

By Stephen Edelstein 4,173 views May 19, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter SolaRoad solar bicycle lane, The Netherlands Enlarge Photo Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using nominally open space for renewable-energy generation. Last November, it opened a 230-foot test section of bike path in Krommenie, near Amsterdam. DON'T MISS: The Coming Solar Power Boom: Charts Tell The Story, Grid Parity In 2 Years (Nov 2014) And while the construction and operation of this solar bike path hasn't been problem-free, it's producing more power than SolaRoad had originally expected. The bike path has already generated 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity, a higher amount than previous estimates suggested over that period, the company says. It say...

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