The New Power Grid!
As the energy transition becomes reality, imagine a road able to harvest solar energy and produce energy locally.
Wattway is a patented French innovation that is the fruit of 5 years of research undertaken by Colas, world leader in transport infrastructure, and the INES (French National Institute for Solar Energy). By combining road construction and photo-voltaic techniques, Wattway pavement provides clean, renewable energy in the form of electricity, while allowing for all types of traffic.
A new vision for roads
Wattway produces electrical energy without overtaking farmland or natural landscapes, and contributes to increasing the share of photo-voltaic electricity worldwide.
Pavement is only occupied by vehicles some 10% of the time.
Imagine the solar resources of this surface area, facing the sky, if a mere 10% of U.S. Roads were covered in Wattway, it would provide 100% of our entire Nations Energy needs.
Wattway Solar Roads, Combined with Sirius Super Capacitors
Combining Wattway Solar Roads with Sirius Super Capacitors provides the ability to store the suns immense power indefinitely and use it on demand 24 hours per day. Combining the two technologies is Game Changing, because now, our roadways can literally become our power grid.
GRIP AND RESISTANCE
How to reconcile the fragility of photo voltaic cells and the robust structure of a road?
Wattway is composed of photo voltaic cells inserted in superimposed layers that ensure resistance and tire grip. The composite material is just a few millimeters thick, making it possible to adapt to thermal dilation in the pavement, as well as vehicle loads, a guarantee of durability and safety.
INSTALLED DIRECTLY ON EXISTING PAVEMENT
Wattway is so revolutionary, because of the way it is installed! No need to rip out the existing structure, Wattway can be applied directly on the current pavement, without any need for civil engineering work.
Pave A Solar Road
Local officials: You can transform your public space
to build the towns of tomorrow.
Private companies: You can produce clean energy
on your traffic lanes and parking lots.
Together, let’s build the future!
Help innovate the energy sector urban development.
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Together, we can imagine how Wattway can work for you!