29 Jan '16, 2pm

France Is Planning To "Pave" 600 Miles Of Roads With Solar Panels - Gas 2

Joseph Palmer left this comment to the GCR story: “This really seems impracticable. The electrical panel connections are exposed to pooling water in the rain. The panels are near horizontal, which makes sense at the equator, but loses a lot of efficiency in Northern countries. The surface will be quickly worn by traffic, and will get dirty and scuffed up very quickly. It looks like the panels must be shoulder to shoulder – looks fine on the pictured parking lot, but road surfaces frequently crack and separate, making the mounting surface uneven, placing stress on the panels. We’ll see, but this idea is up against a number of real world problems.”

Full article: http://gas2.org/2016/01/29/france-is-planning-to-pave-600...

Tweets

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

treehugger.com 29 Jan '16, 4pm

Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavemen...

It's happening. #France to pave its #roads with...

inhabitat.com 01 Feb '16, 2pm

The solarized roads will be covered with Wattway panels, a technology that took five years to develop and can be glued dir...

France to pave 1,000 kilometers of road with so...

inhabitat.com 01 Feb '16, 2pm

The solarized roads will be covered with Wattway panels, a technology that took five years to develop and can be glued dir...

Thinking about buying a pickup? Here's some int...

gas2.org 29 Jan '16, 7pm

Any testing requires careful procedures if the results are going to mean anything. Here’s the what PickupTrucks.com did. “...

Booster Fuels: The Gas Pump That Comes To You

gas2.org 30 Jan '16, 12pm

Customers have the peace of mind of knowing their car has a full tank. Employers are happy because workers can concentrate...

@Niizalshehri

inhabitat.com 06 Feb '16, 9am

Although France isn’t the first country to pave roads with solar panels—the Netherlands installed the world’s first solar ...

Francia pavimentara 1.000 km de carreteras con ...

inhabitat.com 07 Feb '16, 4pm

Although France isn’t the first country to pave roads with solar panels—the Netherlands installed the world’s first solar ...

Solar road rage - PV-Tech (blog)

Solar road rage - PV-Tech (blog)

pv-tech.org 02 Feb '16, 12pm

Source: © COLAS/Joachim Bertrand This week, you may read reports circulating that France had commissioned 1,000km of solar...

5 ways to do France

cntraveller.com 06 Feb '16, 5pm

Pretty Honfleur surrounds an ancient harbour that bobs with yachts and pleasure boats. The relaxing cafés and leisurely ch...