Tag: renewables

Solar road

France opens the world’s first Solar Road: see how it works

The first solar road has opened this December in a little village of the French region of Normandy Far away from that song of the Australian band AC DC called"Highway to hell" nowadays we can say that we have a "highway to sustainability". Althought it´s only 1-km (0,6 milles) long, not enough to be considered as a highway, the solar road is here, and it has came to stay. The December of 2016 will be remember as the month when the world met the first solar road, a little step that could make the difference between the actual concept of a road and the future roads, based in renewables technologies, where we want to go to. The road, conceived as a pedestrian walkaway, is 1 kilometer long and 2 meters wide, and is situated in a little village of Normandy. For the construction of this solar road, Colas, the head company of this kind of technology,...

Velatia is leading the Nautilus project

Companies such as Astilleros Murueta, Tamoin, Vicinay Marine and Tecnalia Technology Centre are participating in the NAUTILUS project, which is included within the “Collaboration Challenges” programme of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)The NAUTILUS project, led by Velatia and funded by the “Collaboration Challenges of the State Research, Development and Innovation Programme Oriented to Society Challenges”, of the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness, aims to develop a floating structure for offshore wind energy that allows a cost reduction of power generated, as well as its open sea demonstration and subsequent marketing. The project, which is estimated to last for the 2014-2016 period, is conducting full-scale validation tests using floating offshore platform. This platform must meet cost competitiveness criteria, as well as being able...