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Students Install the World's First Solar Pavement Panels in Virginia By Kevin Lee, 10/06/13 Read More: Students Install the W


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Ruth
- 187 days ago - inhabitat.com
'Onyx Solar, a building integrated photovoltaics specialist from Spain, designed the semi-translucent panels, which look like smoked acrylic sheets. The walkable solar panels are integrated as a small section of the public sidewalkt...'PLEASE SHARE,NOTE!



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Ruth R. (209)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:05 pm
'Onyx Solar, a building integrated photovoltaics specialist from Spain, designed the semi-translucent panels, which look like smoked acrylic sheets. The walkable solar panels are integrated as a small section of the public sidewalk that sits flush with the surrounding cement. The Solar Walk spans a short distance between the Exploration and Innovation Halls at the intersection of George Washington Boulevard and University Drive.

The photovoltaic pavers can produce a peak energy output of 400 watts, which is used to power 450 LEDs installed underneath the panel pathway. The walkway also connects to a solar-powered trellis designed by Studio39 Landscape Architecture. The trellis installed at the end sidewalk creates energy that feeds back into the Universitys Innovation Hall building.

Hopefully the project will lead to more solar walkways around the world theyd make concrete jungles a whole lot more energy-efficient.'

'Via World Architecture News and George Washington University'



Read more: Students Install the World's First Solar Pavement Panels in Virginia | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
 

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Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:25 pm
think of the good this good do
 

Natasha Salgado (455)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:24 pm
This is great! Impressive...thx Ruth
 

Frances Darcy (189)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:25 pm
noted
 

LaurenHealing Kozen (165)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:41 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Ruth.
 

Jane Williams (165)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 2:46 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Alan Lambert (85)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:59 pm
We should install these all throughout the 'burbs and inside the middle of the glass panels on the skyscrapers...
 

Dimitris Dallis (62)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:01 am
And I was wondering...where is Ruth?...
Thank you for all you bring us...
 

Dawn Mason (93)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:34 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:35 am
Great! Thanks Ruth.
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:51 am
Cool!
 

Ruth R. (209)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 7:21 pm
Thank you for your notes and comments!
(Melanie and Natasha you get a star asap)
 
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