janestarz writes: In Amsterdam Dutch research organisation TNO has presented a new concept today: SolaRoad. With this innovation TNO and the North-Holland Province hope to contribute to sustainable energy infrastructure and long term climate-neutral mobility.The material will be tested in the town of Krommenie for an expected period of five years. The first test piece will only be a 100 meters long stretch of bike path.
"This top layer is roughened so that cyclists and later cars can grip the road. It will also counter the reflection of the sun." said Sten de Wit van TNO. The original press release in Dutch is available; as well as an article on a second-party site (Dutch here). Google translate has some problems with the Dutch translation, though.