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Offline HackedFridgeMagnet

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #175 on: August 16, 2017, 09:02:40 am »

But a while ago (several years) a test installation was made of some LED versions which reacted to vehicle headlight - I think that the power source was actually solar, not headlights, but they were a good bit brighter than normal cats eyes and very effective.

They all disappeared.

Maybe they were made by the Brusaws and are already past EOL. (3 months)
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #176 on: August 16, 2017, 06:24:47 pm »
I suspect grumpdoc is talking about the solar powered "active" cat's eyes that were introduced on some roads which actually had LEDs in them.  Quite an odd driving experience at night on an empty road, it's like something out of Tron.
Indeed, excellent description.  :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #177 on: August 16, 2017, 10:48:14 pm »
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #178 on: August 20, 2018, 02:16:09 am »
Thunderf00t's latest update on data from the Wattway and Solar Freakin Roadways...

 
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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #179 on: September 24, 2018, 05:19:39 am »
Among the solar roads, this thread seems to be the most recently active...

This is about the Colas road in France.
They have released the data for the 1 km road, 420 kW installation, and it doesn't look good.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/solar-panels-replaced-tarmac-on-a-motorway-here-are-the-results/

Long story short, ten times the cost per kW installed, one third the output.
 
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