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This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Can Power One Home For a Year

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Can Power One Home For a Year

A bike path made of solar cells has shocked it’s creators with just how much electricity it’s generating.

In its first six months, the 230-foot bike path in a village outside Amsterdam, Netherlands, has cranked out 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough to power a single-person household for a year.

“We did not expect a yield as high as this so quickly,” SolaRoad spokesman Sten de Wit said in a statement. “It was a successful first half year.”

The short bike path is a pilot project to show what a longer solar road could do. It’s creators hope to one day allow electric cars and bikes to recharge wirelessly as they cruise along highways embedded with solar panels.

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