China successfully installed its first photovoltaic Highways

by International | 29-12-2017 | 464 views

China recently tested its first photovoltaic highway based on home-grown technology, in the country's eastern Shandong province and stated that it was successful. Built-in wireless charging systems for electric vehicles and other sensors for drones are the main highlight.

With solar panels having a thin sheet of clear concrete on top of them to protect the surface and panels to transfer energy to electric vehicles passing on top of them, the highway covers a surface area of 5,875 square meters.

After the test it is stated that the highway which can generate 817.2 kilowatts of power and 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. And the electricity generated by this method will be connected to China's national power grid. Even though China had accomplished this greatest achievement, France was the first country to introduce the world's first photovoltaic road fitted with solar panels in late 2016. 

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