First ever US Wattway solar road installed in Georgia

The first Wattway experimental site in the United States is inaugurated Tuesday, December 20th in Georgia.

Wattway, invented by Colas, a transport infrastructure world leader, in partnership with the French National Institute of Solar Energy (Ines) is a solar panel system installed on the road’s surface that captures solar energy to produce renewable energy. Launched in October 2015, Wattway is currently evaluating many applications on experimental sites around the world.

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The Ray Foundation, the Georgia Department of Transportation and Wattway have partnered together for the first installation in the United States on the stretch of road known as “The Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway” or “The Ray”. The 18 mile section of Interstate 85, Georgia, is dedicated to testing and creating the highway of the future.

Fifty square meters of Wattway solar panels have been installed at the Georgia Visitor Information Center in West Point, GA which will be powered by energy generated by Wattway. The average expected annual output is estimated to be 7,000 kWh.

Due to their commitment to green energies and developing environment-friendly infrastructure, The Ray Foundation and the Georgia Department of Transport, are a natural choice of partners for Wattway’s first trial site in the United States.

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