First public photovoltaic km road in France

Over the next five years, France will build their first photovoltaic road in their country as well as the first photovoltaic public road system. The road was designed by a road construction company along with the French National Solar Energy Institute (INES).

The panels contain 15 cm wide cells. The 7 mm thin film of polycrystalline silicon is rainproof and withstands cars, bikes, and trucks owing to multiple layers composed of a resin substrate.


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