Walking on sunshine? The solar sidewalk.

  • As part of the Solar Walk project, a photovoltaic solar sidewalk has been constructed at the Virginia Science Technology Campus of George Washington University.
  • The project is only 100 square feet, but still qualifies as a step towards solar walkways.
  • The designers of this walkway will be evaluating how the walkway performs under various real-world conditions.
  • The walkway can generate 400 watts of power (maximum) from 27 semi-transparent, slip-resistant, glass solar panels.
  • The solar walkway is designed to withstand 882 pounds (400 kg) of weight, according to Onyx Solar.

Source: SolarLove

http://solarlove.org/solar-sidewalk-world-first/

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