Solar Bike "Highway" in South Korea

 20 Miles of Green Energy & Pedal Power

Source:  South Korea Solar Bike Highway
                                            Source:  Daejeon, South Korea
Source:  Solar Bike Highway
                                  Source:  Solar Bike Highway
                            Source:  Sejong, SK

Solar Energy and Green Transportation

South Korea has built a 20 mile solar "bike highway" that is both green and highly innovative.  The solar bike lane sits on top of a 20 mile stretch of highway running between the city of Daejeon, which is a transportation hub with a population of 1.5 million and Sejong, the de-facto administrative capital of South Korea.  Solar panels cover the path's roof for the entire 20 miles.  They shield cyclists from the sun and also generate electricity.  The location is highly unusual as 3 lanes of highway traffic straddle either side of the solar bike path.

Green Electricity

The solar bike path is highly effective.  It produces enough electricity to power the highway's electric vehicle charging stations and also sustains the highway's lighting system.  Cyclists use subterranean tunnels to enter and exit the solar bike path, which  provides them with protection from traffic.  This is a very innovative approach to generating clean energy and creating new access and direct city-to-city cycling under 20 miles of a solar panel shield.  For Edward Kane's latest book "New Travel Concepts", go to ASIN ‏ : ‎ B098PH12XB   I co-authored the book with Ed.


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