The Worlds First Solar Bike Lane produced more Energy than Expected
Back in November we reported on the Worlds First Solar Bike Lane that was being installed in Krommenie, near Amsterdam. At just 70 meters or so long it wasn’t expected to generate too much energy and was more as a test bed to see if the technology could become more applicable to other locations in the future. Last week however the company beghind this project SolaRoad, advised in a press release that it had generated over 3,000 kWh of power in just 6 months. Spokesman of SolaRoad, Sten de Wit said, “This can provide a single-person household with electricity for a year, or power an electric scooter to drive of 2.5 times around the world.”
This ground breaking project is set to last for another 2 to three years and while there have been a few minor setbacks it will surely give SolarRoad and other companies a great insight into the power that can be harnessed in this way and we could be seeing more solar bike lanes and paths in the future.
a press release earlier this week that stated the bike lane has exceeded all expectation in its first 6 months of operation by producing enough energy to power a house for a full year.