The Wattway solar road surface consists of prefabricated panels with a surface of 0.38-inches-thick hardened glass, and beneath this surface is where the cells are installed. Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) states that this energy can be used for lighting of the road, traffic lights and road signs. The energy is also delivered to local dwellings. TNO thinks in future electrical vehicles might be driven by the road itself. The Ray C. Anderson Foundation recently installed 538-square-feet of Colas’ Wattway solar road system near the border between Georgia and Alabama. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The first Wattway solar panel pilot is part of The Ray near a Georgia Visitor Information Center in West Point, Georgia. According to Wattway by Colas, the average expected output for the 538-square-meter pilot is anticipated to be 7,000 kilowatt-hours per year, which will help power the center,” reports Inhabitat.