Project: Clean energy from road acoustic barriers infrastructure development

Acronym CEFRABID (Reference Number: 43)
Duration 01/09/2018 - 31/12/2019
Project Topic The CEFRABID Project Proposal concentrates on advanced photovoltaic (PV) products applications in road and rail (r&r) transport infrastructure. It is focused on PV grid integrated with noise barriers and passenger stop shelters along local r&r infrastructure for needs of powering this infrastructure, e.g. for signaling, lightning of neuralgic sections of roads and rail platforms, including r&r crossings, and last but not least, warming or cooling the passenger stop shelters of special innovatory design. The focus is on innovative manufacturing of and solutions for r&r infrastructure constructions integrated PV systems. The following issues are addressed and goals pursued: - Dimensional and outlook flexibility with customised sizes, shapes and colours, freeform module technology, and bifacial (especially for N-S oriented r&r) solar cells and modules, electrical design for energy output optimization (shadows, various tilt and orientation angles, safety issues, all of which will be part of extended preliminary tests at specialized Partner's facilities of their different configurations, including both laboratory tests, as well as outdoor tests on partially movable platforms (PMPs). - Holistic approach for the energy performance, enabling accumulation of energy for night or worsening weather conditions periods, assuming also backup power supplies from conventional electric grid in emergency states. - Easiness of installation / application based on modular designs of largely independent and self-sufficient Hybrid PV Noise Road (Rail) Barriers' (HPVNRBs) modular sections, which may be easily prolonged and included in the grid (in series when independent, and in parallel layout, for mutual replacement needs) by their suitable reciprocal multiplication. The traditional road transport infrastructure will be supplemented with the help of these new solutions of HPVNRBs and other surfaces of r&r infrastructure, using innovative and reinforced PV products.
Website visit project website
Network SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Główny Instytut Górnictwa Coordinator Poland
2 ML System S.A. Partner Poland
3 University of Jaen Partner Spain
4 IBV-Fallast Partner Austria
5 University of Cyprus Partner Cyprus