Solar Monorail

Bologna, Italy is getting a new monorail to connect the city with the airport, powered by photovoltaic panels built into the infrastructure.

The structure also includes a pedestrian walkway.

"The system is designed to operate using solar energy captured by photovoltaic panels placed at each monorail station and along the track's south-facing side. Since the solar system installed directly on the monorail infrastructure, the landscape below is not disturbed with extra equipment."

Inhabitat has renderings.

Full Story: A Solar Powered Monorail System For Bologna

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