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 […]
SolaRoad provides solar electricity, which can be used for vehicles that drive across/over it, but also for other energy users, such as street lighting, households, etc. The success of the transition to electric vehicles is therefore not a prerequisite for SolaRoad. In contrast, a large-scale application of SolaRoad may work as an enabler or incentive […]
Pollution will certainly affect the amount of light that falls through the top layer. By making the top layer dirt repellent and by putting the road under a sufficient slope, we make sure that the effects of pollution as small as possible. The exact degree of pollution is not clear yet. Currently, we are performing […]
In the development of SolaRoad the starting point is that SolaRoad meets the same requirements as regular pavement types. In current studies, we assume regular maintenance regimes. According to expectations, an optimization can still be made, in which the maintenance of the technical systems will be integrated.
The techno-economic feasibility study indicates that it is possible to achieve a return of investment within a life span of 20 years. A side note here is that the production, management and maintenance of this new type of road are yet to be optimized. Eventually, we are aiming for a payback period of 15 years […]
In the current development stage it is too early to make reliable statements about this. The starting point for the development is that the balance of costs and benefits of the life span is positive, compared to existing road surfaces. SolaRoad is being developed by a tripartite consortium of partners, in which industry, knowledge institutes […]
The €3.5 mln was invested by the various partners in the research and development process, which has so far taken five years. The test route in Krommenie represents just a small part of this. We consciously opted for an initial pilot involving a short length of cycle path and yielding only a small amount of […]