Gallery: Four Solar Road Designs Unveiled by University of Rhode Island


There are 2.7 million miles of public roads in the United States, and in the past we’ve seen several innovative designs that transform these paved surfaces into energy and heat-generating solar roads. One company, Solar Roadways, has even come up with a prototype solar panel for roads, however they are expensive ($7,000 each) and it has been estimated that the cost for transforming the whole country’s roads solar would top $35 trillion. Faced with this is ridiculous cost, the University of Rhode Island has come up with four feasible methods for super-charging our roads with solar power – read on for a look at each!

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  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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