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Snowmelt System

Holland Michigan

Summary
  • Connectivity: Ethernet
  • MCU: Arm Cortex M4 @ 120MHz
  • Memory: 1MB Flash, 256KB RAM
  • Silicon vendor: NXP
Sector: Smart Cities

Residents of Holland, Michigan enjoy snow-free streets thanks to Holland BPW’s snowmelt system . Captures heat from power generation which is circulated through 190 miles of water piping, laid beneath sidewalks.

  • No snow banks-No snow removal
  • Extended pavement life
  • Extended brick paver life
  • No salt or de-icer required
  • Eradicates slips and falls
  • Specification:
  • 4,700 gallons of water pumped Holland BPW power plant per minute
  • 95 degree water melts one inch of snow per hour
  • NXP K64F and Mbed OS to control heat flow
  • Built using NXP K64F silicon

  • Visit the Mbed blog for a full case study.

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