We’ll have to watch this and see how long it lasts.
A solar panel road, claimed to be the world’s first, has opened in France, reports the Daily Mail Online.
The 0.6 miles (1km) stretch of road in the small Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche is paved with 2,880 solar panels, which convert energy from the sun into electricity. It is hoped that the the road could eventually provide enough energy to power the small village’s street lights.
The ‘Wattway’ road features 2,800 sq m (9,186 sq ft) of panels and was showcased today at an inauguration ceremony attended by French minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal.
The road is expected to produce 280 MWh of electricity a year.
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