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Added 14 August, 2017

Energy-generating solar sidewalks come to Canada

Solar sidewalks open the door for smarter road surfaces that could change the number of lanes by literally moving the white lines or display dynamic road-based signage that changes with driving conditions detected by integrated sensors, such as black ice.
This solar surface is the scaffold for all those future applications. The 1,200-square-foot array of panels will produce 15,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The panels — produced by Vancouver’s Solar Earth Technologies — are one metre by two metres in size and consist of 50 solar modules each.
The array will require 32 micro-inverters to convert direct current to alternating current that we typically use in our homes.

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