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Four Solar Road Designs Unveiled by University of Rhode Island

by , 11/11/10

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Finally, the last method is the most expensive – replacing asphalt with self-contained, durable modules that include photovoltaic cells and other equipment to generate electricity and provide illumination. Due to the costs and technology needed, this is the most unlikely approach. However Lee believes it is inevitable. “This kind of advanced technology will take time to be accepted by the transportation industries. But we’ve been using asphalt for our highways for more than 100 years, and pretty soon it will be time for a change.”

+ University of Rhode Island

Via Energy Matters

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3 Comments

  1. Amazing Brick Machine R... November 15, 2010 at 12:23 am

    [...] make great durable roads, but we don’t see them too often. What once was a labor-intensive, back-breaking job has now [...]

  2. blah333333 November 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Start with rooftops and parking lot covers, then worry about roads. Between those two and residential geothermal heat pumps, we’ll be just about all set.

  3. knickick November 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Nice Four Solar Road Designs. I would like you to read this one. solar power generator . I think it may help more. Leave me a message please. Thanks

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