Dam in the Netherlands highlight without electricity

Several years ago, the Dutch government has decided to implement the project Icoon Afsluitdijk, the essence of which is to make all the national road energetically neutral. Among other items, it includes the use of luminous algae instead of lighting and production of renewable energy. The first object to become eco-friendly illumination Afsluitdijk dam, whose length is almost 30 kilometers and width - 90 meters.

Dam in the Netherlands highlight without electricity

The dam was built in the early twentieth century, blocking Zoylerzee Bay in the North Sea, and connecting it with the help of North Holland and Friesland. Now it runs on a large highway and every day passes to 20 thousand cars, so it is his engineers Roosegaarde studio decided to highlight in the first place, covering the causeway reflective paint and the light scattering prisms. Now the bridge is lit by headlights of passing cars and it does not need electricity. The project is implemented by 2030, simultaneously experimenting with different natural lighting, such as fluorescent algae.