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Paving the way


In Barcelona the sun shines for a healthy 2,524 hours a year.

A source of happiness – and alternative energy. At least in the eyes of one city councilor.

The representative for climate emergency and ecological transition recently had a 50 square meter parking pavement installed with nonslip solar panels.

The photovoltaic pavement will supply three households with around 2,500 kWh each per year. If the pilot scheme is successful it could be expanded across the city.

One important factor will be the level of wear and tear observed over a six month period.

A Dutch forerunner of the scheme saw the construction of a 25 meter cycle path lined with solar panels.

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