• 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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