Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) Laboratory

Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) Lab

The research work focuses on the advancement and optimization of conventional pavement technology, which also involves utilization of the latest technologies from other disciplines.

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This is a picture of an electric highway that contains solar panels along the road surface.

Across Ontario, highways stretch for thousands of kilometres. They're the foundation of our transportation system, facilitating the flow of people and goods. But what if they could do even more - like generate electricity, for instance?

Waterloo engineers believe it's possible to harvest energy from the sunlight beating down on the province's roads. Photovoltaic panes embedded in the asphalt could be either hooked into the electricity grid or used to directly power streetlights and signs. In…


 

 

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