China builds Solar Highway with transparent concrete over solar panels


China is building the world’s first photovoltaic
highway in Jinan The 2-km-long photovoltaic expressway is scheduled
to open for public traffic by this year. This solar-powered highway consists of three
layers: a protective surface layer made of transparent concrete, a middle layer of solar-powered
batteries to generate electricity, and an insulation layer to prevent dampness below. The expressway could handle 10 times more
pressure than the normal asphalt variety and in a year generate 1 million kWH of electricity,
which will be used to power street lights and a snow-melting system on the road. It’s also designed to supply power to charging
stations for electric vehicles. But the cost for building this road is significantly
higher than the regular roads.

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3 thoughts on “China builds Solar Highway with transparent concrete over solar panels”

  1. WolfZombiee says:

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    I did it quickly and efficiently with instructions from Avasva website.

  3. Carl Klinkenborg says:

    Sorry, you lost me at 'transparent concrete'. Its was all going to be bollocks after that…

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