In 2016 France turned a one-kilometer stretch of the roadway into the world’s first solar road. Now, three years after the installation of the road, the project has turned out to be a big failure, it's neither efficient nor profitable, according to a report by Le Monde.
The road surface has deteriorated beyond recognition, according to the paper. The panels have reportedly started peeling off the road and splintering.
The speed limit even had to be lowered to 70 kmh (43 mph) because of rotting leaves generating a significant amount of noise for nearby residents.
It also never reached the expected 790 kilowatt-hours a day the panels were supposed to generate. At most, the road only produced half of that.
One electrical engineer even went as far as describing the project as a "total and epic failure". What are some other promising projects you know of for renewable energy?
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MILESTONE! 🥳 World ́s largest solar system floating at sea has been installed at LUX* South Ari Atoll. This unique technology called SolarSea gathers solar energy directly on the ocean to power the island in an eco-friendly way. Read more in our stories 💛
☀ Certamente a fonte para a geração da energia solar é a radiação solar, logo, a produção em períodos noturnos não é possível, mas isso não significa que você precisa ficar no escuro, pois a grande maioria dos sistemas fotovoltaicos instalados no Brasil funciona de forma on grid, ou seja, são conectados à rede de distribuição local. 🌙⠀
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