You know the song, “Walking On Sunshine”?
Whereas the singer is not really talking about walking on sunshine physically, one team in Virginia has made that song title a reality.
The team installed 27 photovoltaic panels to create a Solar Walk that generates 400 watts of electricity.
The 400 watts of electricity power 450 LEDs installed underneath the pavers that make up the walkway, which is connected to a solar-powered trellis.
That trellis at the end of the walkway sends energy back into the University’s Innovation Hall building.
Technology never ceases to amaze me, and I hope a trend like this can be produced for a reasonable price all over the world.
Whereas universities are experimenting with this now, maybe one day it will be a common trend to have in a client’s backyard.