Monday, June 06, 2011

Well, If The Aliens Won't Save Us.....

Here's a video of a new 2 mile long high speed train tunnel outside of Antwerp built to shelter the Paris/Amsterdam line from falling trees as it passes through a protected forested area. To protect the trees and the train, the tunnel was built and covered with 16,000 solar panels. The energy produced is enough to run the Belgian train system for one entire day a year as well as powering the Antwerp train station.
The price of solar cells has plummeted as their effectiveness has increased dramatically in the last 2 years.
This might seem to be a rather obvious solution, but there is a real push against the visionary projects by the massive energy industry, but these panels are German and they seem to be leading the way in efficiency and cost.
I apologize in advance for the musical accompaniment in the video....

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