The SolaRoad

The town of Krommenie in the Netherlands has officially opened the SolaRoad – a bike lane made up of solar-powered cells that will generate power for traffic lights, houses, electric cars and street lights.

Biking on the lane will not create power, but the cells making up the lane soak up the sun to generate energy. This concept creates an energy source out of a road surface which is exposed to the sun daily.

The idea was developed in a cycle lane as biking is a large form of Dutch transportation, it also holds less weight than a typical road or highway which make it easier for the idea to be tested and altered where needed.

Over 3.5 million euros was invested in this project.

Article written by D Mulhern

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Beau
5 years ago

Wow

Boss boy
5 years ago

Cool

Lollipop_Hero
Lollipop_Hero
5 years ago

That is so cool! I wish they had one in NZ! #JohnKeyPlsGet1
XD

hotdogs
hotdogs
5 years ago

do you get static from it?

Awesome Person
Awesome Person
5 years ago

Cool! I want to go to the Krommenie, Netherlands!

msfh
msfh
5 years ago

cool

BHSQBHJXdgjvegvew
5 years ago

id like going on that

A HUMAN
5 years ago

thats pretty dumb… what if bikes go out a style witch they all ready have and then no one will soon use that path

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ururruirui5uhruhrr
5 years ago

It is cool and weird at the same time I would love love to go on that solaroad in the Netherlands

choclate
5 years ago

i want one in New zealand they have allready invented it so hopefully
well have one in the next 5 years

jman
5 years ago

wow what a cool idea

tehepicduck
tehepicduck
5 years ago

#awesomeidea

bueden
4 years ago

interesting, what a good idea smart. ☻

William
William
4 years ago

Great idea, not sure why on EARTH YOU WOULD MAKE A PATH FOR 3.5M EUROS (Almost 60M in NZ Dollars!!!) But apart from that its greeaaat…

William
William
4 years ago

Sorry, 6 million in nz for a bike path

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