The new energy technology, known as Solar Road, is now in use in the parking lot of a 7-11 convenience store in Kanagawa, Japan. Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games will be a good opportunity to promote solar power generation roads, which will be introduced in 2019.  According to Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun on June 11, the surface of the solar power road is covered with a special resin, so it is more durable and can be used by cars. The French motorway and the Dutch bike lane are now paved. Solar power generation roads can generate an average of 1.62 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, equivalent to 9 cents a year for 711 convenience stores, according to 711 Group officials.

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