EEVblog #681 – More Solar Roadways BULLSHIT!


Dave yet again debunks Solar (Freaking) Roadways. This time the prototype SolaRoad solar cycleway path installed in Amsterdam in Netherlands.
Dave shows how to go about doing ballpark engineering feasibility calculations for such a project, calculates the expected payback period, and SPOILER, shows why Solar Roadways will never be a viable technology. This time using real measured data from the Netherlands cycleway prototype, and real measured solar insolation data for the Netherlands

Links:
1st Video HERE
Live output data from Dave’s 3kW solar system

SolaRoad Project Website
SolaRoad Newsletter
Solaroads press release
Road Construction Costs
Road network
lengths
Average Household Energy Consumption
Price Per Watt for solar panels:
PV System installation costs
Solar Irradiance / Insolation data
Electricity prices for households
Sunpower P18 solar panel Datasheet

Forum HERE

UPDATE:
This is what happened after less than 2 months:
(Credit to @fishmech on Twitter)
SmashedSolarPath

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