16,000 solar panels installed on the roof of the Paris-to-Amsterdam high-speed rail tunnel in Antwerp, Belgium have been officially entered into service - powering the Antwerp and Belgium train network.
This is Julie and Scott Brusaw, creators of #Solar Roadways. Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds... literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots.
integrated solar - A 1930s-era house on the edge of an historic district in Kentucky topped with a thin-film solar system, placed on a standing-seam metal roof. After tax credits, the new metal roof and PV system cost about $23,000, but might pay for itself in ten years, due to energy savings and by selling power back to the utility. After the install, electric bills for the 2,800 square foot house are roughly $16 per month. solartoday-digital.org, regenensolar.com
Solar kiln for drying lumber quicker. You can build them easily in any size. This one dries 15,000 board feet at a time and collects 2 million BTUs per day with zero power consumption. a solar panel powers the fans and compressors.