The SolaRoad Will Turn Bike Paths into Energy-Generating Surfaces

 - Feb 1, 2011
The SolaRoad is a groundbreaking bike path technology that the Netherlands government has been working on, set to be implemented as soon as 2012.

The SolaRoad is a cycle path made from concrete, featuring a thin layer of silicon solar sells on its surface that capture sunlight energy. This energy can then be used to power traffic lights, street lights and even residential areas. According to the project's website, each square meter of SolaRoad will generate upwards of 50 kWh per year.