Wattway – France plans 1000km of solar roads

Wattway – France plans 1000km of solar roads

February 1st, 2016 | Posted in Environment & Energy, Transportation

It is not quite true that this will be the first solar roadway concept, but we should not be surprised if France is indeed the first to install a commercial scale version of roads with imbedded solar cells. Check out the video, and read more here.

Colas solar road, photo credit Joachim Bertrand

Colas solar road, photo credit Joachim Bertrand

1000km of solar roads could provide power to 5 million people. What is different about the French approach is that the solar cells can be applied directly to existing roads without a full infrastructure rebuild.

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