29 Dec '16, 3pm

"France opens the world’s first highway paved with solar panels" See https://t.co/zuAhrPbKcI

"France opens the world’s first highway paved with solar panels" See https://t.co/zuAhrPbKcI

2,800 square meters of photovoltaic cells hope to power French village's streetlights It’s said that it’s folly to judge the past with the mindset of the present. Just as we scoff at those who take pills to mask one illness while giving rise to another, future generations may scoff at our wasteful asphalt highways. The future — according to the French town of Tourouvre — is the solar highway, self-sustaining highways built from mosaics of solar cells. The small Normandy town of Tourouve inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway” this past December 21st , a one-kilometer stretch of highway covered with 2,800 square meters of resin-coated photovoltaic solar panels. The solar panels are linked to the local power grid and provide enough power to sustain all of Tourouvre’s streetlights. “Wattway,” the name of the solar road tech, was developed and built by Colas, a large Ang...

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