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Author Topic: France’s solar road was not a success.  (Read 1276 times)
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« on: July 23, 2019, 04:22:20 PM »

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/frances-solar-road-dream-may-be-over-after-test-fa/
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 04:34:28 PM »

Quelle surprise!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 04:56:40 PM »

Ha ha ha ha!
Maybe this will put the “Solar freaking roadways” lunacy to bed once and for all?
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 12:02:24 AM »

First the VAWT's mounted in the Eiffel Tower and now the solar road. There not having much luck !
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 12:24:51 AM »

I would summise that the solar road was quite slippery when wet, like a skid pan.

When this proposal was mooted a while back. I wonderred how the solar cells would survive the constant flexing as vehicles passed over them. Not very well.
The PV needs removing and tarmac relaid. From what I have seen on the Tour de Feance, the French roads appear to be less blighted by potholes than in England. (Cannot comment on the other home countries roads).

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 08:28:31 AM »

Slippery, noisy, and utterly awful at generating electricity.

This last bit worried me though “Wattway has some 45 solar road projects under way around the world, half of which are in France”

Seems it’s not dead just yet
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 09:10:42 AM »

I would summise that the solar road was quite slippery when wet, like a skid pan.

When this proposal was mooted a while back. I wonderred how the solar cells would survive the constant flexing as vehicles passed over them. Not very well.
The PV needs removing and tarmac relaid. From what I have seen on the Tour de Feance, the French roads appear to be less blighted by potholes than in England. (Cannot comment on the other home countries roads).

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I wouldn't assume that just because the roads on the TdF appear less blighted that the same is true of all roads. It was quite miraculus the way all the roads round here that the Tour de Yorkshire were to used suddenly ended up with no potholes shortly before the race  whistlie
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »

 “Wattway has some 45 solar road projects under way around the world, half of which are in France”

You think they would do one and realise it was a lemon idea before blowing budgets on another 45. Maybe after the 45 roads show the same results they can do a larger sample of 100 and see if that shows any improvements.....utterly bonkers.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 10:45:51 AM »

I would summise that the solar road was quite slippery when wet, like a skid pan.

When this proposal was mooted a while back. I wonderred how the solar cells would survive the constant flexing as vehicles passed over them. Not very well.
The PV needs removing and tarmac relaid. From what I have seen on the Tour de Feance, the French roads appear to be less blighted by potholes than in England. (Cannot comment on the other home countries roads).

Philip R

I wouldn't assume that just because the roads on the TdF appear less blighted that the same is true of all roads. It was quite miraculus the way all the roads round here that the Tour de Yorkshire were to used suddenly ended up with no potholes shortly before the race  whistlie

I noticed that near me in Pontefract. Although nearby roads are just as bad.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2019, 02:15:46 AM »

Quelle surprise!

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First the VAWT's mounted in the Eiffel Tower and now the solar road. There not having much luck !

What has luck got to do with ignoring the advice of engineers and field data?
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2019, 09:48:38 AM »

  It was glaringly obvious
                    That road solar was never going to show a fraction of the financial returns that dedicated  solar farms would show.. I found the whole idea of road solar repulsive and wasteful.
  It might work if the traffic was banned. hysteria
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 12:55:31 PM »

https://m.energytrend.com/research/20190802-14780.html

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 05:29:43 AM »


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France Will Experiment With PV Power Roads Again

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Although, to be fair, the UK's pursuing new nuclear is a very similar kind of mistake, but then orders of magnitude more wasteful. The French taxpayer will probably benefit directly from that one, and that will be enough to pay for hundreds of failed PV roads.
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2019, 12:48:46 PM »

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- oh no, I thought this was dead!!!!  chocolateteapot
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2019, 01:05:39 PM »

Dont you all know this is just a way of transferring your tax money into the pockets of the government's friends, sorry I meant contractors.  Its just blatant corruption glossed over so you dont realise it.  Look at HS2 and making the M62 into a smart motorway. Totally unnecessary projects. If you are not a businessman with tax deductible tickets you will never ride on the HS2.  The country should be run by scientists not politicians.
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