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Highway Renewable Energy: Harnessing the Suns Energy through Noise Barriers and Structural Snow Fencing

Status:  Active
Project Start Date:  04/26/2019

Summary:

MnDOT is interested in extending noise barrier and structural snow fencing to have the capacity of harvesting solar energy. There are vast noise barrier and snow fencing existing in Minnesota highway system. Even though they have served their purposes, they could be expanded to harvest solar energy at no extra cost.

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