What is a Solar Veloroute?
A ‘veloroute’ is a long-distance pathway designated for cyclists, and they’re mainly located across Europe. The Solar Veloroute is a sustainable, modern reinterpretation of the veloroute that’s great for people and the planet!
The Solar Veloroute project, currently active in Switzerland and Dubai, is essentially a solar-powered bike tunnel with a semi-enclosed structure. The canopy, fit with solar panels, absorbs light during the day and protects riders and walkers from sun, wind and rain.
Here’s the coolest part. The energy created from just one kilometre of the Solar Veloroute structure could power 750 homes and more than 1,000 electric vehicles per year. Amazing, right? Another cool thing is that the structure is adaptable to any location and climatic zone, which means that it can be installed basically anywhere in the world.