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May 27 2014



Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

A working solar panel system designed for roads that can harvest solar energy and illustrate public spaces with LEDs. This has already done the news rounds, but the attention to functional details and environmental production certainly deserve attention

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole (http://solarroadways.com/numbers.shtml). They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving. 

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One of the most fun & goof-off-iest explain videos ever XD
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This would be an amazing upgrade.  I’m sure it would take a lot of money and time but in the long run they could pay for themselves. via Robert Mao

Check out their indiegogo page too.

Seeing that they've received more than their goal, this might just probably come true for the world eventually.

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