Posts tagged: Cycling infrastructure

Solar power road surface actually works

By: Patrick Nelson A Dutch solar power-generating road is making more electricity than expected. Remember that road surface being tested in the Netherlands that acted as a giant solar panel converting solar energy into electricity? Well, guess what? It actually worked. Six months into the test, the engineers say they’ve generated 3,000kwH of power from the […]

This solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark, Van Gogh-inspired bike path will blow your mind

By Liz Core   People. There’s something in the water in the Netherlands (and no, it’s NOT what you’re thinking). The Dutch just can’t stop putting in solar bike paths. It’s like some sort of virus, only, instead of phlegm, it produces cutting-edge engineering that cuts carbon emissions, encourages people to get out of their cars, […]

World’s first solar bike path set to open in the Netherlands

By Nick Lavars   The world’s first solar bike path is set to open in the Netherlands next Wednesday. The SolaRoad will run through Amsterdam’s northern suburb of Krommenie and will feature concrete slabs embedded with solar panels to convert energy from the sun into electricity for the grid. The SolaRoad project has been in […]