Target: SolaRoad Innovator Sten de Wit
Goal: Praise Denmark for being the first country to set up public solar panels
Denmark has become the first country to set up solar panels in public in order to make use of eco-friendly alternative sources of energy. This week the country is opening a bike path that uses solar panels. Praise the country for its green efforts in setting a positive example for energy conservation.
The project, entitled SolaRoad, uses solar panels on a 230-foot section of the bike path. Energy absorbed from the panels will be used by the national energy grid. These panels alone will produce enough energy to supply two or three houses for one year.
This project is partially intended to test the possibility of solar-powered roads, a topic that has been explored over the last few years. Both Idaho and a city in North Korea are also in the process of developing even larger solar road projects. Future projects could include solar roads that heat to melt snow and contain LED lights as a substitute for traffic lights and signs.
Hopefully, the news of this bike path and other solar road projects will incite an urgency across the world to implement these power-saving and eco-friendly roads. Please sign the petition below to thank SolaRoad for investing in such a beneficial project.
Dear Mr. de Wit,
Your new solar-paneled bike path project is a commendable effort towards creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly society. Solar-paneled roadways have been insisted upon over the last few years and your actions to be among the first to make them a reality are admirable.
Even though the solar panels are only along a 230-foot section of the path, this segment is enough to produce enough energy to supply two or three houses for one year. This exhibits the power of solar panels and the potential for energy conservation if solar-paneled sidewalks, paths, and roadways were to become standard.
Hopefully your projects will inspire an urgency to create similar progress across the world. This is already beginning to happen in places such as Idaho and a city in North Korea, where authorities are working on more advanced solar-panel projects.
Thank you again for placing a priority on the issue of energy conservation, and we encourage you to continue to pursue similar projects in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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