Solar-power-generating noise barriers for highways being trialled in the Netherlands


 

Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed large fluorescent noise barriers for busy roads that can also generate solar energy. Two panels have been erected alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch in a practical test launched on 18 June – led by Dutch building company Heijmans – to assess the economic and technical feasibility of energy-generating noise barriers. The Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC) panels have been developed by Michael Debje, a researcher at the Eindhoven University of […]