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Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels

June 12, 2018View for printing

The potential appeal of solar roads -- modified solar panels that are installed in place of asphalt -- is clear.

"If it can pass this test, it can fit all conditions," said Li Wu, the chairman of Shandong Pavenergy, the company that made the plastic-covered solar panels that carpet the road. If his product fares well, it could have a major impact on the renewable energy sector, and on the driving experience, too.

By Keith Bradsher

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/bu ... wables.html
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