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These Solar Panels For Sidewalks Might Power Our Future Cities

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Using solar energy to fuel our electrical use continues to become a popular trend. It’s leading to roofs being replaced on housing and there are many companies in the process of creating solar farms in rural areas for additional power. However, scientists are worried about the trend of building these farms outside of urban territory. They’re hoping to figure out a way to generate solar power from other sources inside of cities and they may have been able to achieve that with solar sidewalks.

Michael Mehta, a researcher at Thompson Rivers University, developed the idea from the concern he had with agricultural land being taken away from solar farms. In an interview with Randy Moore of the Vancouver Sun, he believed that taking the advantage of “roads and pathways” were an ideal way to retrieve energy from the sun.