Gallery: Energy Generating, Self-Heating Solar Roadway Unveiled

 

The makers of the Solar Roadway just got a little closer to their dream of making every road in the United States a high-tech thruway that carries more than just cars. They’ve completed their first prototype and unveiled the photographs of the revolutionary energy-generating road surface. If installed on a real thoroughfare the Solar Roadway would carry vehicles, generate electricity for messages to drivers, self-heat to melt snow and ice, and deliver high speed phone and internet cables to the front steps of every home.

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  1. Photovoltaic Paving Til... October 25, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    […] the pavement is not suited for vehicular traffic — unlike the Solar Roadway — it is well suited for human traffic and can support furniture as well, in case you’d […]

  2. davidearlsmith March 18, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Um, two things that seem glaringly obvious right off the top:

    1. Wouldn’t a road surface like that be slippery?
    2. LEDs last a long time, but not forever. Wouldn’t bulb/tile replacement be insanely expensive? We’re are talking about almost 31 TRILLION bulbs here after all!

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