Homepage > News > Section of solar road installed in Principality

Section of solar road installed in Principality

Crédit photo: © Manuel Vitali / Direction de la Communication

Wattway paving is laid directly onto the road surface. Just a few millimetres thick, the paving is made up of 15-centimetre-wide photovoltaic cells which form a very fine polycrystalline silicon layer. These are coated with a substrate composed of resins and polymers, sufficiently translucent to allow sunlight to pass through and resistant enough to withstand heavy goods vehicles.

The paving produces a 15% yield, comparable to that obtained from classic photovoltaic technology. This means that 20 square metres of Wattway-paved road can supply enough electricity to power an average household (excluding heating).

On the section installed by the Department of Urban Amenities, the electricity generated by the panels will be fed into the SMEG grid.

“We are conducting a full-scale test of this new solar panel technology, which would transform roadways – public spaces – into a source of renewable energy,” emphasised Jean-Luc Puyo, Director of Urban Amenities. He added: “It is possible to imagine that, in future, other roads in the Principality will support our renewable energy policy.”

For more information, contact: amenagement@gouv.mc


Crédit photo: © Manuel Vitali / Direction de la Communication 

Crédit photo: © Manuel Vitali / Direction de la Communication 

Launch of the Cliiink Reward Programme for Sorting Glass Packaging

19 June 2018 The Environment

At a press conference held today, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, presented the launch of... Read more[+]

APIdays in Monaco - 9th Event

15 June 2018 The Environment

The 2018 APIdays, organised by the beekeepers of the National Union of French Beekeeping (UNAF) in more than 120 partner sites in France, French te... Read more[+]

Everything about Le Pacte National pour la Transition Energétique
I calculate my carbon footprint with calculatrice-ges.mc
Mission for Energy Transition

18 Allée Lazare Sauvaigo
98000 MONACO

Phone Number : (+377) 98 98 47 59