Ground installed solar panels work in Canada so we can have electrified roads and paths

If you thought that Canada’s climate is too harsh for walkable solar panels, a team in Kamloops, British Columbia has proven otherwise.

In 2018 Solar Earth Technologies Ltd. and Thompson Rivers University succeeded in what many people believed to be an impossible task – ground solar in Canada.

Their installation has been up and running for 5 years, with thousands of people walking on it daily, and snowplows clearing it during the winter. As a result, the team has laid the groundwork for

the potential to power critical infrastructure during disaster-induced outages…fibre optics, in-road sensor technology, and possible “smart roads” that can work with electric vehicles. It may allow infrastructure to pay for itself over time with energy generation. – Clean50

Want to know more? Read the full Clean50 article here.