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The Netherlands' Solar Paneled Bike Path Seems to Be Working Out

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The world's first solar-paneled bike path, located outside Amsterdam, was installed a year ago and the team behind it now says that it has generated even more energy than was expected—70 kilowatt-hours per square meter a year, or enough to power three houses—and that it could mean big things for the future of roads. The SolaRoad team says that if cities were to recreate the process when laying new roads, the energy savings would mean that they would pay for themselves, and the cyclists can't even notice the difference.

· This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources [Fast Co. Exist, via Inhabitat]