1000 kilometers of road with specially designed solar panels.
This project will supply 5 million people in France with electricity if
it is successful.
Though many solar experts are skeptical of this
project, the French government has given the go-ahead to this venture.
According to France's minister of ecology and energy, Ségolène Royal,
the tender for this project is already issued under the "Positive
Energy" initiative and the test for the solar panels will begin by this
The photo voltaic solar panels called "Wattway" which will be
used in the project are jointly developed by the French infrastructure
firm "Colas" and the National Institute for Solar Energy.
of "Wattway" is that its very sturdy and can let heavy trucks pass over
it, also offering a good grip to avoid an accident. Interestingly, this
project will not remove road surfaces but instead, the solar panels will
be glued to the existing pavement.