What is solar panel paving?

Solar panel paving is a product that combines solar panels and luminescent glass light guide plates in multiple layers.
The electricity generated by the solar panels during the daytime charges an included battery and the glass light guide plate can then be illuminated using that electricity during the night. Characters and illustrations can be printed on the glass. This product can therefore also be used for guidance, security lighting, or other purposes.
The characters can be seen during the daytime even if not illuminated.
The battery storage box includes a function that can be used to check the current amount of power being generated and other information.

Design of solar panel paving installed at Tokyo Big Sight

Characteristics of solar panel paving

  • The solar panel paving gets recharged during the daytime and illuminates the glass light guide plates using the electricity stored in a battery during the night.
  • Any surplus power can be used to power street lights or sprinkling equipment in planted zones or over pavements.
  • Pavements can be illuminated from below, thereby aiding in crime prevention and greater safety.

Structure of solar panel paving

■ Specifications

External dimensions:1,337×724
Weight:70㎏
Glass type:high-transmission glass t10 + t10
Nominal maximum output:100W
LED power consumption:DC24V15W

Solar panel paving glass

The laminated glass is etched flooring glass that has been time-tested in the real world and has a special interlayer.

Usage examples of electric power from solar panel paving

Road sprinkling systems
Street lighting
Portable battery charger
Lighting at bus stops

Remote monitoring of solar panel paving

With paved solar panels the amount of power generated and other information can be viewed on a PC via a remote monitoring system.

Battery storage for solar panel paving