Posts tagged: Netherlands

The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely on Wind Power By 2018

By: Bryan Lufkin The Netherlands has an ambitious new energy goal: The country wants its entire electric rail system to run on 100% wind power within three years. Railway Technology reports that Dutch energy company Eneco and the VIVENS rail companies signed a deal to make Dutch electric trains within Netherlands Railways run entirely on […]

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Solar power generating noise barriers go up in the Netherlands

By: Megan Treacy On a highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, a new form of solar technology is being tested on what is usually a mundane piece of infrastructure: a noise barrier. Used to dampen the loud sounds of highway traffic for neighborhoods and businesses located alongside busy roads, noise barriers can improve the quality […]

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 […]

Ikea leads the solar revolution, adding panel sales to its stores in eight new countries

By Drew Prindle   At around this same date back in 2013, IKEA changed up its game. In addition to its usual offering of flat-pack furniture and meatballs, the company began selling low-cost solar panels to customers in Britain — a somewhat puzzling move considering the country’s general lack of sunshine. It must’ve worked out […]