Dutch solar-powered cycle path branded a 'stupid idea'

Dirt and shading could mean that a stretch of Dutch cycle path made of solar panels could prove useless for energy production

A cycle path in the Netherlands that generates enough solar energy to power street lamps and possibly two houses has been branded a “stupid idea”.

The Guardian reported last week how Krommenie, 24 kilometres north of Amsterdam, had installed a 70-metre cycle path with solar panels beneath it that would be monitored over the next three years to determine if the scheme should be expanded across the country and beyond.

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