What is China’s solar highway? Profiling the 1km energy-producing road in Shandong

Perhaps more so than any other developed country, China is confronted with the effects of pollution and is therefore establishing vast amounts of renewable energy infrastructure – of which the nation’s solar highway is a particularly innovative example.

In 2015, China overtook Germany as the largest producer of photovoltaic power and two years later solar accounted for 118.2TWh of the country’s energy mix – by 2050, it aims to increase its capacity from 130GW to 1,300GW.