Wednesday, November 5, 2014

World's first solar cycle lane opening in the Netherlands

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(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen; Editing by Balazs Koranyi)
Solar panels embedded in the cycle path near Amsterdam could generate enough electricity to power three houses, with potential to extend scheme to roads. The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is popular with both school children and commuters: around 2,000 cyclists ride its two lanes on an average day.
SolaRoad is in use! It is generating electricity and the tests have started, 21 October 2014. On November 12th there will be an official opening of the bike path.
SolaRoad in Krommenie, the Netherlands, will be the world’s first cycle path with embedded solar panels. Photograph: SolaRoad
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