Hello, guys, we are back with another article, This article is about new innovations in road transportation. Basically, we used reinforcement concrete roads and bituminous roads but nowadays there is the trend of making solar roadways.
Solar roadways are basically used to generate electricity and reduce global warming. The first implementation of this roadway is in France.
WHAT ARE THE SOLAR ROADWAYS ?
NOW QUESTION ARRIVE THAT WHAT IS PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL ?
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When these two doped silicons join with each other then it will make a junction at end of P-type and N-type silicon. This will make a permanent electric field at the joint. And when sun energy applied in form of light or heat at the junction then it will increase potential and there will be a flow of electric current this is the operation of a solar photovoltaic cell.
CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
We have classified the construction component of the solar roadways into three-part.
2) Electronic layer
Lets we discuss these components of solar roadways step by step.
1) Glass Layer For Solar Roadways
|Glass layer for solar roadways|
This is the top layer of the road. The glass is durable, fire-resisting, and sufficiency tough to carry vehicle loads.
2) Electronic layer For Solar Roadways
|Electronic layer for solar roadways|
This layer is provided below the glass layer. This layer consists of a solar photovoltaic cell And it transfers light energy to electric energy. It also contains a microprocessor board with support circuitry for controlling heating elements in view of reducing snow.
3)Base Plate layer For Solar Roadways
|Base plate layer for solar roadways|
This layer provides at bottom of the Electronic layer. This layer collects all electric energy and transmits & distributes energy to commercial use or industrial use.
CONSTRUCTION OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
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Construction of the solar roadways is difficult to compare to the normal roadway. In construction, the first base plate layer is provided with suitable wiring. Above this layer Electronic layer is provided which is generally a solar photovoltaic cell and wiring is provided to connect both layers to each other. Above these layers, a glass layer is provided which protects these layers and used for transportation.
WORKING OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
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The working of solar roadways is simple in which light of the sun falls on the road surface which is converted to electric energy by means of photovoltaic cell and distribute by base player layer.
CAN CAR’S MOVE ON SOLAR ROADWAYS ??
When we think about these solar roadways a question arises that can cars move on this roadway? If vehicles cant move then this road is useless.
The answer to the question is ‘Yes We Can’
We can drive a two-wheeler, four-wheeler, and light loaded vehicles. But it’s difficult to drive heavily loaded vehicles. So this type of roadways is used in city where heavy loaded Vehicles are not permitted.
WHY WE USE SOLAR ROADWAYS ?
There are two main reasons behind using this types of roads.
1) Global warming
2)To generate electricity
As we know the problem of global warming is increasing day by day. So to reduce global warming we have to use fewer amount coals, petroleum products for doing this we have to go with an electrical motor. Ultimately solar roadways will be used to supply electricity to electric motors.
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2)To generate electricity
Solar roadways are used to generate electricity which is used as a commercial or industrial.
FEATURES OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
The various type of features are
1) Illuminate Road
The energy which is generated by the road surface is used for filling electricity in an electric car.
The road heats themselves with their embedded heating element so its reduces snow or ice on top of the road surface.
4) Improve power lighting
ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR ROADWAYS
The various advantages of solar roadway are
3.The solar road plate is completely recycled or reusable
4.Ice/snow management as shows above.
5.Reduction in the usage of nonrenewable energy.
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