The World's First Solar-Powered Highway in Italy

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Nov 16, 2010 • References: gajitz & matternetwork
There has been plenty of research on creating roads made of solar panels, but the 'A18 Catania-Siracusa' solar-powered highway in Italy will be the world's first to come to reality. Equipped with 80,000 photovoltaic panels to replace the usual asphalt surface, the 'A18' will power road signs, tunnel fans, lights and emergency telephones.

This solar-powered highway in Italy will be built by Pizzarotti & Co. at a cost of €60 million. Worth its hefty price tag, the motorway will save 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

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