France has just completed the World’s First Solar Road and the cost is shocking
In the perilous times of global warming and the depletion of the ozone layer, some countries are making a big effort in advocating the use of solar energy to an amazing. France especially is paving the way for innovation in uses of solar energy by pioneering the very first solar road.
When completed it will be the world’s first solar road which will double both as a thoroughfare and a constant source of renewable energy. The 1km strip of road will even produce the entire demand of electricity for a village of 3,400 people.
1 The man behind the project
The man instrumental in implementing such an adventurous but unique project is the Environment minister of France Segolene Royal. France has always been a favorite haunt for holidaymakers and honeymooners alike, but now the country will be also famous for its contribution to protection of the environment.
The 1km solar patch of road has been constructed from 2,880 solar panels in the region of Tourouvre-au-Perche.