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France to lay solar freaking roads?
« on: February 01, 2016, 04:25:28 AM »
Just as everyone thought that solar roads were dead and gone, it looks like France might be giving it a shot:
France is planning on a project to build 1000 kilometers of road with specially designed solar panels. This project will supply 5 million people in France with electricity if it is successful. Though many solar experts are skeptical of this project, the french government has given the go ahead to this venture.
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Re: France to lay solar freaking roads?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 07:42:09 AM »
On less used streets (side streets) it'll workon highways, the side, medium, or simply overhead is the best choice.

Still, good luck.

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Re: France to lay solar freaking roads?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 11:02:12 AM »
Wouldn't it be more effective to build these solar panels where they won't be partially covered by vehicles all day?
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Re: France to lay solar freaking roads?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 11:35:33 AM »
Wouldn't it be more effective to build these solar panels where they won't be partially covered by vehicles all day?
Depends on the traffic.
It's also more expensive.

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Re: France to lay solar freaking roads?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 01:45:13 PM »
No, it would always be more effective, since "solar roadways" are always pointing straight up. Modern solar panels track the sun's position, guaranteeing more exposure and more energy.
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Re: France to lay solar freaking roads?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 03:58:51 PM »
Solar freaking roadways are objectively worse than roof mounted solar panels. France is probably doing this because they're a bunch of snooty bastards that think solar panels on roofs is ugly.