What is the energy production of the 3-year pilot in Krommenie?

The results of the 3-year pilot in Krommenie will be published at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018. So far, this is what we have measured: Estimated energy production in lab-phase: 50-70 kWh per m2 per year Production year 1 (nov 2014- oct 2015): 9800 kWh / >70 kWh per m2 per year Production year […]

What makes SolaRoad different from newer initiatives?

Since 2014, SolaRoad has been gathering experience with solar panels on the public bike path in Krommenie. Much has been learned and that expertise is incorporated in an update of the product, which lies on the road since October 2016. SolaRoad therefore has a track record. The new initiatives are still at the beginning of […]

Will SolaRoad be applied in highways as well? What should be done in order to do this?

The next steps in the development and scaling up of SolaRoad will be (pilot) applications provided in smaller motorways (for example municipal roads) and in specific applications such as bus lines. Whether application onto highways will be possible in the future, cannot be assessed yet. For the potential of SolaRoad, application in highways is not […]

What happens when there is a traffic jam on SolaRoad?

Traffic jams mean a heavier traffic load and lots of shade on the underlying road surface. The traffic load is not a problem. The shadows during a traffic jam will cause the energy yield to hold up locally for a short amount of time. However, for most of the roads the amount of time that […]

Do users suffer from reflection?

The starting point for the SolaRoad design is that no more discomfort due to reflections may occur than with regular road surfaces. This is an important factor in the development of the top layer. In the laboratory, extended optical examinations are carried out, in which reflection is measured as well. During the pilot this aspect […]