Integrating renewable energy devices with streetscape elements to electrify the Egyptian roads

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Spring 4-22-2023


The high percentage of carbon emissions, which leads to various environmental problems such as air pollution and global warming, is one of the critical issues resulting from the growth of cities. International agreements are being established to prevent these negative effects. Non-renewable resources are also being depleted and may become extinct in future generations. Due to the extensive use of fossil fuels by automobiles, data show that the transportation sector is responsible for roughly a quarter of worldwide carbon emissions. On the other hand, in developing nations, energy is scarce in many neighborhoods and districts because the governments are unable to meet the community’s need for power supply. This research aims to work on techniques that will reduce the carbon emissions produced by roadways while also building environmentally friendly neighborhoods by electrifying the roads using (RE). A novel component called "Energy-Road Scape" (ERS) elements will be used to demonstrate how to generate (RE) and, hence, reduce carbon emissions. This element is the result of integrating streetscape elements with (RE). This research presents a database for ERS elements and properties as a tool for architects and urban designers to design ERS elements instead of utilizing regular streetscape elements.