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European Trio Working On Solar Canopy For Highways

September 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A trio of technology leaders in Europe — the Austrian Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer ISE in Germany, and Forster Industrietechnik in Switzerland — is working to develop a solar canopy system for highways in order to tap into the vast, under-utilized road network for clean electricity generation


Nissan e-NV200 Undertakes 35-Day European Electrip Showcasing European Electric Corridor

May 11th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Moving the EV juices around in Europe and tuning a broader audience into the enormous value and irreplaceable quality of driving and riding in electric vehicles is France's Lionel Suissa and his Electrip team — a group of artists promoting electro-mobility. From late spring into early summer, a Nissan e-NV200 will revel in a 35-day European Electrip across 8 countries. Suissa will be leading the 35 day tour that starts in Barcelona and winds up in Norway. The precise purpose is to showcase the European Electric Corridor


Road Of The Future (Infographic)

July 13th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

We’ve written about recycling roads, smart roads that light up at night & look different in different weather conditions, solar-powered [&hellip


Solar Roadways (the company) to Build Solar Panel Parking Lot (+ Top Transportation Stories)

August 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Solar roads have been a dream of countless cleantech lovers for awhile now. And there's actually a company with the name Solar Roadways. We've written about the potential of solar roads and solar bike lanes a number of times over the years, but there's news out now that Solar Roadways has received a $750,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to build a parking lot in Idaho paved with solar panels, the most practical application of the idea I've heard of in the


Solar Highways Turn Public Liabilities into Assets

July 18th, 2011 | by Aaron Fown

One of the great things about photovoltaics is that all they need is an unobstructed piece of ground, and some basic maintenance, and they pump out electricity all day long. But finding a piece of ground that can be devoted solely to solar collectors can be a challenge, especially in the populated areas that need the power the most, so you will often find solar panels perched atop some structure, where they are exposed to higher winds, and are more difficult to maintain. But the solution to this problem might be on your way to work every day; in the unused spaces that surround our national grid of highways



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