Meet the world’s first solar road

Inaugurated in 2016 in France, the world’s first solar road is paved with solar panels that can power the streetlights of Tourouvre, a small town of 5,000 in the northwest of the country in the Normandy region.

The one-kilometer stretch covered with 2.8 square meters of resin-coated solar panels is connected to the local power grid.

An average of 2,000 cars travel the road in Torturous daily, testing the strength of the panels for the project developed by French civil engineering company Colas, a subsidiary of construction giant Bouygues.

The idea, which is also being explored in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, is for roads to be occupied by cars only 20 percent of the time, offering vast stretches of surface to absorb sunlight.

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