China to build 1-km-long solar expressway

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China is testing a 1-km solar expressway in Jinan.

Solar panels covering 5,875 square feet were laid on the expressway, reported Chinese state media outlet Xinhua News.

According to Inhabitat, the expressway consists of three parts: insulation on the bottom, the solar panel in the middle and weight-bearing transparent concrete on the top.

Xinhua reports that the road can generate enough power for 800 homes.


RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Road being laid
2. Layers of road
3. Car driving on road

VOICEOVER (in English):

The 1-km expressway was built in Jinan in Eastern China with 5,875 square feet of solar panels.

The road comprises three parts: insulation on the bottom, the solar panel in the middle and weight-bearing transparent concrete on the top.

According to Chinese state media outlet Xinhua, the road can generate enough power for 800 homes.

SOURCES: Xinhua News, Inhabitat
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/28/c_136857894.htm
https://inhabitat.com/new-1-km-solar-expressway-opens-in-jinan-china/