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TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) is one of the major research organisations in Europe. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society. With a staff of approximately 3000 and an annual turnover of 500 million euros, TNO creates impact in five areas: Healthy Living, Industry, Urbanisation, Energy, and Defence, Safety and Security. TNO's client portfolio includes industry and government organisations, both in The Netherlands and abroad (about 30% of the turnover).
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13 Mar 2019

The Netherlands introduces SolaRoad paving

The strips of solar road surface have been constructed on the parallel road along the N232 in the Haarlemmermeer area (Noord-Holland) and on the bus lane along the N218 near Spijkenisse (Zuid-Holland).
28 Sep 2017

SolaRoad Technology To Pave The Roads Of The Future

SolaRoad/TNO, Netherlands
9 Aug 2017

Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting

It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
4 May 2016

New solar power advances for electric vehicles

This article summarises some of the future oriented presentations on solar power advances at the recent IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
28 Apr 2016

SolaRoad - Paving The Way Towards A Green Mobility System

SolaRoad/TNO, Netherlands
25 Aug 2015

Electric vehicle end game: self-powered, energy autonomous

The end-game with electric vehicles by land, water and air is for them to be self-powered. They will create all their electricity from ambient energy such as light, wind, waves and tide where necessary storing it until needed.
21 Jul 2015

Electric vehicle will offer free non-stop road travel

The new IDTechEx Research report, "High Power Energy Harvesting 2015-2025" ( appraises the many new ways in which the vehicle will internally harvest energy that is currently wasted as tyre and brake heat etc. so it needs much less externally supplied energy to get along. That alone will get us to a range of up to 1000 miles. In this article, let us look at how the increasingly infrequent charging can be done automatically without involving the driver and how it can grab externally-supplied electricity created from free ambient energy.
15 May 2015

SolarRoad produces more energy than expected

SolaRoad is in a pilot phase for a three year period, where various measurements and tests are being performed as input to further development.
12 Nov 2014

First road in the world that converts sunlight into electricity ready

The SolaRoad pilot road has been opened. This is the first road in the world that converts sunlight into electricity.