Highway that Powers Electric Cars through Wireless Charging Facility

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China opens first highway built with wireless charging facility for electric vehicles and other sensors for drones in its eastern Shandong province.

China successfully tested its first photovaltiac highway that is developed using home-grown technology. The top layer is thin layer of concrete on top of it to protect the solar panels’ surface. The panels transfer the energy to electric vehicles passing on top of it. The special section is constructed the three layers, the bottom layer is an insulator to block moisture from the photovaltiac devices that are present in the middle layer. The top layer is made up of thin layer of concrete.

The 1-kilometer solar-powered highway covers a surface area of 5,875 square meters (about 63,238 square feet) according to ANI.

The tested segment of the highway produces 817.2 kilowatts of power. Once fully operations, the highway is expected to generate 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. The electricity generate through the highway will also be connected to China’s national power grid.

After France, China is the second county with the photovoltaic highway.