Solar panels are typically found on rooftops or in “farms,” covering acres of land. As great as solar power is for fulfilling renewable energy goals, it’s not always practical to sacrifice acres or aesthetics to capture valuable molecules of solar energy with a perfectly tilted, flat panel. The Ray is actively interested in technologies that combine solar panels with another practical purpose: noise-canceling highway barriers. To explore that interest, The Ray and Innovia Technology partners to conduct the most extensive review of integrated solar noise barrier technology.
While The Ray is not piloting solar noise barriers on The Ray at this time, we stand ready to assist the city, community, or department of transportation that is ready to be the first to implement this emerging technology.
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