Highway Renewable Energy: Harnessing Solar Energy through Noise Barriers and Structural Snow Fencing

MnDOT is interested in extending noise barrier and structural snow fencing to have the capacity of harvesting solar energy. There are vast noise barrier and snow fencing existing in Minnesota highway system. Even though they have served their purposes, they could be expanded to harvest solar energy at no extra cost.

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    • MP-19(003)


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $149,060.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    1003323 WO#6

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    North Dakota State University, Fargo

    College of Engineering
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yang, Mijia

  • Start Date: 20190426
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691166
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003323 WO#6
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2019 1:21PM