The Netherlands Is Set To Open The World’s First Solar Road

The Netherlands Is Set To Open The World’s First Solar Bike Lane

BY KATIE VALENTINE

The Netherlands is opening up the world’s first stretch of road made with solar cells this week. And in keeping with the road’s environmentally-friendly message — and the cycling culture of the Netherlands — the road is built for bikes, not cars.

The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research and the Dutch province of North Holland will open a 230-foot stretch of the project, dubbed SolaRoad, on November 12. The stretch of bike lane contains solar cells that are protected by two layers of safety glass and which can generate enough energy to power about three Dutch homes.

Read more » ThinkProgress
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/11/11/3591195/netherlands-solar-road/

 

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