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Renewable Energy: Royal Reiterates the Objective of 1000 km of “Solar Roads”

The Minister of Ecology Segolene Royal reiterated on Sunday, the objective of 1000 km of “solar roads” installed in France in the next five years.

The Minister of Ecology Segolene Royal reiterated on Sunday, the objective of 1000 km of “solar roads” installed in France in the next five years.

“It’s part of the great works announced, 1000 km of solar roads will be launched.  Roads will become solar power plants, without coming to encroach on agricultural land, “said the minister.

Specifically, these solar panels developed by the company Colas, a subsidiary of the Bouygues group, laid on the ground and able to withstand vehicle traffic without fading and producing energy.

Installed the first areas will be located “where there is an easy connection to the network,” but ultimately, Ms Royal hopes that solar panels will  cover “the motorway areas and areas near train stations or airports, for example” .

“100 square meters of solar road can help to illuminate a tunnel of 500 meters,” said the Minister of Ecology.

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