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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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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #180 on: July 25, 2019, 07:17:36 am »
Failure confirmed (how surprising!), The solar panels will be removed by the end of the year...
https://www.20minutes.fr/planete/2570759-20190724
(Please note: article is in French)
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #181 on: July 25, 2019, 04:30:34 pm »
So many emails and message about this, I'm working on another video...
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #182 on: July 26, 2019, 05:42:56 am »
So many emails and message about this, I'm working on another video...
This time try to figure out how and where Colas & Solaroad want to make solar roads commercially viable otherwise it will be just another pointless rant video. Youtube already has enough ranters as it is.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #183 on: July 26, 2019, 08:16:05 am »
where Colas & Solaroad want to make solar roads commercially

Alternate universe clearly.
 

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Re: EEVblog #850 - French Wattway Solar Roadways BUSTED
« Reply #184 on: July 26, 2019, 10:57:32 am »
<snipped>  otherwise it will be just another pointless rant video. Youtube already has enough ranters as it is.

There is no such thing as a pointless rant video. You just need to be clear about the point. I just did a search on "Thunderfoot roadway" and he's made over a dozen rant videos about this subject. Why?

I'll leave it to you do decide which is more pointless, the roads or the videos.
 


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