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France officially opens world’s first solar panel road

France’s Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal has officially opened the world’s first solar road this week with one kilometer and 2,880 solar panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche. Now the country is waiting to see if the road, built with construction company Colas‘ Wattway technology, will live up to the hype surrounding the clean energy experiment. The road […]

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France: 3cm more than standard trains

France faces rail chaos after 2000 new trains are built 3cm TOO WIDE fro station platform. The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros ($20.5bn; £12.1bn) are too wide for many regional platforms. This embarrassing blunder has so far cost the rail operator over […]

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