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Canada’s first sound absorptive solar highway noise barrier

Monica Ferguson   

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Photo credit: CNW Group/ Mitrex

Mitrex has released its photovoltaic noise barrier (PVNB), with a noise reduction coefficient rating of up to 0.7 through ASTM C423 testing, solar power production, and aesthetics for use on roads and highways.

In collaboration with Durisol and Silentium Group, Mitrex brings a photovoltaic noise barrier to highways throughout North America and can be directly supplied and used by nearby infrastructure.

With a capacity of up to 22 W/SF on a single side, these highway noise barriers transform roadways into energy generators while maintaining the structure’s functionality. On average, each kilometer will be a power plant generating over 1.2 megawatts of electricity. The PVNBs can even be offered in virtually any design, including opaque and transparent options.

With performance comparable to existing absorptive noise barriers, the PVNBs reduce unwanted traffic noise while producing energy.



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