Evergreen Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: ESLR) announced that the first phase of construction of an installation placing more than 16,000 solar panels on the roof of the tunnel of Germany's A3 highway using Evergreen Solar panels is nearing completion. When finished, the 2.8-megawatt solar installation will be one of Germany's largest and first to be located on a public highway.

"Theoretically, there's a huge amount of free space on highway bridges and tunnels. If this example is replicated throughout Germany, the country's market share on solar energy could rise substantially." -- Peter Rusch, Director of Marketing & Sales - Europe/Middle East/Asia, Evergreen Solar