German architect designed solar-powered bicycle pedestrian tunnel to provide electrical power to surrounding buildings

An architect from Germany presented to the world an innovative project of alternative energy – he developed a model of a unique tunnel for pedestrians and cycling enthusiasts, created from solar panels.

The semicircular arch consists of photocells attached to pipes made of steel. The cover reliably protects the people under it from the scorching sun rays and bad weather and at the same time accumulates the energy received from the heavenly body. The developers estimate that a kilometer span of a photovoltaic structure is capable of generating about 2 GWh of clean solar energy. This amount of electrics is quite enough to support the life of seven and a half hundred homes or refuel more than a thousand electric vehicles, which annually drive just over 10,000 kilometers.