SolaRoad, the Dutch solar bike path (already reported in November ), is becoming a great success after only 6 months . SolaRoad is 70 metres long and consists of a cycle path constructed of concrete modules of 2.5 to 3.5 metres.
“We did not expect a yield as high as this so quickly,” Sten de Wit, spokesman for SolaRoad, said. “The bike road opened half a year ago and already generated over 3,000 kWh. This can provide a single-person household with electricity for a year, or power an electric scooter to drive of 2.5 times around the world.
“If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70 kWh per square meter per year, which we predicted as an upper limit in the laboratory stage. We can therefore conclude that it was a successful first half year.”
Ingeniero de Transporte - Ruben M.Cenzano - Transportation Engineer