A bike path made of solar cells has shocked it’s creators with just how much electricity it’s generating.
In its first six months, the 230-foot bike path in a village outside Amsterdam, Netherlands, has cranked out 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough to power a single-person household for a year.
“We did not expect a yield as high as this so quickly,” SolaRoad spokesman Sten de Wit said in a statement. “It was a successful first half year.”
The short bike path is a pilot project to show what a longer solar road could do. It’s creators hope to one day allow electric cars and bikes to recharge wirelessly as they cruise along highways embedded with solar panels.
(WATCH the video below and READ more from the CS Monitor) – Photo by SolaRoad
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