EEVblog #1047 – Solar Roadways FINALLY BUSTED! (Colas Wattway)

Dave finally puts an end to the idea of Solar Roadways.
We have the test results of the world’s biggest solar roadways project, the 1km long 336kW Colas Wattway project in Tourouvre France.
Stand in awe at how impractical and expensive it is!, and SPOILER, how it won’t usher in a new era of renewable solar technology.
TLDR; Impractical Folly

Test results:
https://www.bdpv.fr/fr/ficheUtilisateur.php?util=routesolaire
https://www.bdpv.fr/fr/ficheUtilisateur.php?util=solareure

Panel data:
http://schwab-solartechnik.de/Bilder/SF200A.pdf
https://www.solargain.com.au/sites/default/files/product-panels-SunPower-E327-Panel.pdf

NREL Solar Industry Report with costs:
https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy17osti/68925.pdf
PVWatts Calculator
http://pvwatts.nrel.gov/

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