The World’s First Solar Panel Road Opens in France

France’s Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal has officially opened the world’s first solar panel road this week. Spanning one kilometer with 2,880 solar panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche, this road is a revolutionary idea. Now the country is waiting to see if the road, built with construction company Colas‘ Wattway technology, will live up to the hype surrounding the clean energy experiment. The road is designed to produce sufficient power to electrify

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Portugal Ran on Renewable Resources for a Week

Little appears to have changed in the valleys of north-eastern Portugal for decades, perhaps even centuries. That is, if you can keep your gaze off the hilltops. Also, imagine away the pylons and forget the occasional tractor of an uncertain vintage coughing along the narrow roads. But look up, past the villages, the clumps of stout ponies and the wolf-haunted forests of pine, oak and eucalyptus, and the harbingers of a