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France unveils the world’s first solar panel road
    2017-01-04  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

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    A solar panel road, claimed to be the world’s first, has opened in France.

    The 1km stretch of road in the small Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche is paved with 2,880 solar panels, which convert energy from the sun into electricity.

    It is hoped that the road could eventually provide enough energy to power the small village’s street lights.

    The Wattway road features 2,800 sqm of panels. While the daily production will fluctuate* according to weather and seasons, it is expected to reach 767 kWh per day, with peaks up to 1,500 kWh per day in summer.

    Some 2,000 motorists will use the road every day during a two-year test period. Assessments will be made as to whether the road is capable of generating enough power to run the village’s street lights.

    The project is said to have cost US$5.1 million and was financed by the French government.

    It forms part of a four-year plan to introduce more solar roads, with the next scheduled for western Brittany and southern Marseille.

    Prior to the unveiling of the solar road, the panels were tested at four car parks across France. The constructor was Colas, part of giant telecoms group Bouygues, and financed by the state.(SD-Agencies)

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