25/09/2021

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Peachtree unveils city solar road system | Automotive Industry News

Peachtree Corners has unveiled the city’s new solar road system, which generates electrical power for a solar-powered EV charging station located at Metropolis Corridor.

The set up also marked the initially street floor-powered solar panels to be activated in a US city.

The solar roadway is located in a portion of Technologies Parkway’s autonomous car take a look at lane and was supplied to the city via a partnership with The Ray, a non-gain residing laboratory and proving ground located along an 18-mile extend of Interstate 85 spanning between LaGrange and the Georgia/Alabama Point out line.

The new technique at Peachtree Corners will generate additional than 1,three hundred kilowatt-hours of electricity annually for a Level two EV charger at Metropolis Corridor at no value to EV motorists. The charger is also equipped with an electrical power storage technique for evening-time charging.

The Wattway solar roadway panels, created by French transportation enterprise, Colas Team in partnership with the French National Photo voltaic Vitality Institute, have a 21% efficiency raise as opposed to formerly deployed panels.   

“As further reinforcement of Peachtree Corners’ management in introducing and establishing the most recent systems in a authentic-planet natural environment, we are enthusiastic to have been doing work with The Ray to put in the country’s initially street floor solar panels created by Wattway, in just our a single-of-a-form autonomous car lane,” stated Peachtree Corners CTO and assistant city supervisor, Brandon Branham.

“When this new variety of a hundred% green, renewable electrical power will start off with providing electrical power to an EV charging station, our vision is to start off to electrical power additional current infrastructure across the city, off-grid. We glimpse ahead to putting in additional panels during, which may perhaps involve sidewalks, bike lanes and a lot of additional surfaces.”