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Highway Solutions: Using Solar Panels As Sound Barriers

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Given the recent coverage of the 405 car pool lane/sound proofing walls, turn your attention to Inhabitat's story on an Australian company's use of solar panels on a highway: "The solar sound barrier comprises 500 meters of photovoltaic panels that are attached to a public display showing the project’s power output. As the highway is located near some residential areas, energy doesn’t have to travel far to reach its destination, and the massive solar panels provide much needed soundproofing to the houses nearby."
· Solar Sound Barriers to Energize our Highways [Inhabitat]