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World’s First Solar Bicycle Lane Opens in Amsterdam

World’s First Solar Bicycle Lane Opens in Amsterdam
World’s First Solar Bicycle Lane Opens in Amsterdam, SolaRoad in Krommenie. Image © SolaRoad
SolaRoad in Krommenie. Image © SolaRoad

A popular bicycle lane and public road that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer has been impregnated with solar panels, making it the world’s first. The 70-meter stretch, serving 2,000 daily cyclists, was embedded with crystalline silicon solar cells encased within concrete and covered with a translucent layer of tempered glass. It is expected to be extended an additional 100-meters in 2016, providing enough energy to power three households. More information, here

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "World’s First Solar Bicycle Lane Opens in Amsterdam" 29 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/582816/world-s-first-solar-bicycle-lane-opens-in-amsterdam/> ISSN 0719-8884