The Solar Wind project was born in southern Italy, designed by designers Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Louise Saracino, the result of a competition to reuse some viaducts in the area of Calabria, as the cost of demolition of old structures bordering 55 million dollars. The authorities proposed reinvent so environmentally friendly.
With 26 wind turbines, its inventors say the bridge produces 36 million kWh per year, in addition to the road with 200 meters of solar photovoltaic energy amounting to another 11.2 million kWh, enough to feed that up to 15,000 homes. But also includes a park with lots to appreciate the Italian coast from the height and greenhouses producing fruit and vegetables to be sold in the same place.
A work that is spectacular and provides an incomparable view, but above all, is a tremendous contribution to green energy. Can hardly be paved each bridge covered with solar panels, but why not take advantage of every space underneath to fill them with wind turbines?