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Colas inaugurated asphalt solar panels Wattway in Normandy, France, as a space-saving power plant

Tinuku ~ Highways solar panels 'Wattway' installed in the small town Tourouvre-au-perche to convert sunlight to electric street lights. France inaugurated the world's first "solar panels paved highways" to supply enough energy to street lamp small town in Normandy.

At least 2,880 photovoltaic panels "Wattway" cover one kilometer road lined silicone-based resin to withstand heavy loads passing vehicles. Solar street is expected to generate 280mwh per year, divided between the average 767kwg per day, with peaks of up to 1,500 kWh during summer.

Tinuku Coral inaugurated asphalt solar panels Wattway in Normandy, France, as a space-saving power plant

Highway in the villages no longer have smooth surface boring because in the future acquire additional technologies that are implemented in the graphic works containing solar cells. Clean energy is pumped directly into the network along the road for lighting and charging electric cars.

The solar panels are connected to local power grid and display information near road will show in real time the energy has been generated and accumulated since installation. The new application of solar energy takes advantage of large swath of the road infrastructure that has been used to generate electricity without taking new land.

French civil engineering company, Colas, a subsidiary of construction giant Bouygues, appointed by the French government as contactor project to test the power of technology when run over by an average of 2,000 cars in Tourouvre road users every day.

The same experimental design was also held in Germany, Netherlands and United States where the street car is occupied by only about 20 percent of time thus providing wide expanse of surface to absorb sunlight, including in the parking lot or in the yard public buildings.

Tinuku.com Coral inaugurated asphalt solar panels Wattway in Normandy, France, as a space-saving power plant

Tinuku.com Coral inaugurated asphalt solar panels Wattway in Normandy, France, as a space-saving power plant

Last month, a startup based in New York, EnGoPlanet, has installed a plant to harvest electrical energy from pedestrians using kinetic tiles. Four environmentally friendly street lights can be lit using the kinetic energy of pounding feet on the Las Vegas Plaza.
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