.

World’s 1st Solar Road Opens in the Netherlands

The world’s first solar bike lane is available for use in the Netherlands! The bike path that conn...

The world’s first solar bike lane is available for use in the Netherlands!

The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered roadway, opened for public on November 12th, 2014.

The new solar road, which costs €3m (AUD$4.3m), was created as the first step in a project that the local government hopes will see the path being extended to 100 metres by 2016.

More complimentary plans are also on the table as the country intends to power everything from traffic lights to electric cars using solar panels.


School children and commuters see the bike road as very useful and a cool part of their daily commute, with approximately 2,000 cyclists expected to use it on an average day.

The road, which is named by the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as SolaRoad, is set to open in the next week. It is made up of rows of crystalline silicon solar cells, which were embedded into the concrete of the path and covered with a translucent layer of tempered glass.


Science Alert reported:
“The surface of the road has been treated with a special non-adhesive coating, and the road itself was built to sit at a slight tilt in an effort to keep dust and dirt from accumulating and obscuring the solar cells.”
Since the path cannot be adjusted to the position of the sun, the panels will generate approximately 30% less energy than those placed on roofs. However, the road is tilted slightly to aid water run-off and achieve a better angle to the sun and its creators expect to generate more energy as the path is extended to 100 metres in 2016.


Actually, SolaRoad is not the first project aimed at turning roads and pathways into energy-harvesting surfaces. Solar Roadways are another major project -you can find out more about them by clicking here. The following video was posted online less than year ago, getting over $2.2 million to start the production.


The Guardian reported:
“If all the roads in the US were converted to solar roadways, the Solar Roadways website claims, the country would generate three times as much energy as it currently uses and cut greenhouse gases by 75 percent.”
But the difference between the two projects is that Solar Roadways are working to integrate programmable LEDs in order to achieve custom road signs, heating components to drive away ice and snow, and specific kind of corridors to store fiber optic and TV cables.

The following video (in Dutch) gives an overview of the project:


By Katharine J. Tobal, Collective Evolution; | References: The Guardian; BBC; Gizmodo; Images: SolaRoad;

Dear Friends,
HumansAreFree is and will always be free to access and use. If you appreciate my work, please help me continue.

Stay updated via Email Newsletter:

Related

Recent Articles 6342409358796437390

recommended

Sponsors

Thanks for the coffee!

Sponsors

Translate

Sponsor

Recommended

Tag cloud

About me (3) Agenda 2030 (9) Alzheimer's (7) Art. in German (33) Ayahuasca (8) Big Brother (49) Bilderberg (20) Black Knight (2) Brexit (1) Caeli Francisco (24) Cancer (217) Censorship (1) Chemtrails (38) Clinton (27) Cold War 2 (48) Consciousness (9) Conspiracy (880) Control (581) Cosmos (192) Crisis Actors (7) Crop Circles (9) Crystal Skulls (1) Dejan Davchevski (29) Depopulation (89) Diabetes (2) Documentaries (105) Ebola (5) Education (65) Empaths (19) ETs UFOs (465) False Flags (81) Fasting (9) FEMA (4) Finance (116) Fluoride (13) Forbidden History (465) Free Energy (51) Free Spirit (8) Freemasonry (6) Fukushima (37) Geoengineering (32) George Soros (11) Global Warming Hoax (12) GMO (44) Guest Writers (5) HAARP (15) Healthcare (1055) Hemp (92) Hollow Earth (13) Illuminati (43) Inspiration (629) Inspirational Public Figures (20) JFK (9) Julian Websdale (13) Khali Carol (7) Lisa Morris (1) Makia Freeman (3) Mandela Effect (1) Mari A. Raphael (2) Mark Nestmann (11) Meditation (18) Michael Martin (6) Microchip Implant (11) Mind Control (87) Monsanto (21) MSM (41) Mysteries (426) News (1031) Nikola Tesla (15) Nuclear Hazard (29) NWO (239) OOPArt (15) Orlando Shooting (6) PhD Anonymous (20) Pienaar Arno (16) Pineal Gland (9) Planet X (3) Pole Shift (7) Police State (36) Preppers (23) Project MKUltra (18) Pyramids (64) Q and A (6) Quotes (12) Recent Articles (4492) Reincarnation (46) Rene’ Descartes (5) Rockefeller (14) Rothschild (47) Sacred Geometry (1) Sacred Water (6) Sandy Hook (5) Satanism (46) Satanist Pedophiles (63) Science (176) Secret Societies (18) Spirituality (730) Sponsor Books (3) Strange Murders (3) Sun-gazing (1) Sustainable Housing (6) Symbolism (1) Synchronicity (1) The Anunnaki (83) The Bush Family (2) The Matrix (71) The Vatican (24) Time Travel (8) TROLLS (6) Vaccines (75) Videos (270) Voting is Rigged (22) War (49) War on Drugs (7) Wheatgrass (1) Wi-Fi Dangers (1) Wisdom (51) WTC (9/11) (51) Zephyr Prayers (3) Zika Virus (14) Zionism (8) Zodiac (9)

Like & Follow

Sponsors

Pageviews

item