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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Solar HighWay Project



Oregon takes up the building of First Solar Highway Project!
Attitude: I always thought that it was wind energy that would be more likely looked at with highways being ideal to harness the energy of the gusting winds in open space. But Solar Energy seems as much an impressive alternate to explore, if not more, and the...Attitude:
I always thought that it was wind energy that would be more likely looked at with highways being ideal to harness the energy of the gusting winds in open space. But Solar Energy seems as much an impressive alternate to explore, if not more, and the state of Oregon is doing exactly that by undertaking the project to build the worlds first solar highway project. When completed the project will not only produce more energy and look spectacular but it will induce others across the planet to take up similar projects.
The project will be installed at the Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 interchange in Tualatin, where it will cover around 8,000 square feet and produce 112,000 kilowatt hours per year. The total cost for the 104-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system is $1.3 million, and believe it or not, it should be completed and operational in December of this year.
What is most impressive is the rate at which this project will be completed unlike many other eco-projects which are slated to be done a long time away from now. This shows both pro-active undertaking and intent to complete the project as early as possible. That really is paving green path forward at an impressive pace!
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