How will the generated energy be used?

During the pilot, the generated electrical energy will be supplied to the electricity grid, just like most solar panels on rooftops. It is expected that the pilot cycle path of approximately 100 m will generate as much electricity as is used by 2-3 average households annually. When SolaRoad is going to be applied extensively, straightforward supply to the electricity grid will not be an optimal solution anymore. For example, smart ICT applications that help to distribute the energy production at peak times (lots of sun) and dip times (night) as efficiently as possible are needed then. This issue will be addressed in the pilot study as well.