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Dec
2016
The World's First Solar Panel Road Just Opened in France

The World's First Solar Panel Road Just Opened in France

25 Dec 2016

A one-kilometer-long stretch of road surfaced in solar panels has opened in the village of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France on Thursday—and officials believe it could harvest enough power to turn on all of the town's street lights, reports said.

The road, made up of 30,000 square feet of solar panels, is strong enough to hold the weight of large trucks, The Verge reported. French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal has high hopes for the solar road and has plans to use the panels on every 1,000 kilometers, or about 620 miles, of France's more than 621,000 miles of roadway.

Source:
https://sports.yahoo.com/news/worlds-first-solar-panel-road-221710319.html

 

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