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Walker-Friendly Solar Panels

The Solar Walk Literally Gathers Energy from the Ground Up

— October 12, 2013 — Eco
George Washington University and Onyx Solar have teamed up to create the Solar Walk. The Solar Walk is a small pathway made entirely of photovoltaic panels that are strong enough to be walked on. The pathway measures 100 square feet and is made up of 27 panels capable of producing 400 watts of power.

Each panel has an anti-slip surface and can hold up to 882 pounds of person. The pathway may not be that big, but it was more or less designed to show off what Onxy Solar's walkable panels could do. Many people think solar panels solely belong on roofs or in backyards, but sidewalks and parking lots spend all day baking in the sun as well. Walking paths covered in solar panels could be the next big thing when it comes to discretely gathering solar energy.
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