The Solar Compass is Canada's first solar road/path. It is located on the campus of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. For more information contact Dr. Michael Mehta at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Story in Kamloops This Week
"Work on a solar roadway at Thompson Rivers University is expected to begin in June and finish in the summer.
Michael Mehta, a professor in the geography and environmental studies department, said the project has received $36,000 from the university’s sustainability grant fund, money needed to move forward with installing thick glass plates in the decorative compass area at the entrance to the Arts and Education Building on campus that can be used by pedestrians or vehicles.
Mehta said the $60,000 worth of equipment, all donated by Vancouver-based Solar Earth Technologies, is expected to generate 9,700 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to run 40 computers for eight hours a day..."