Solar Freakin' Roadways

onesong's picture

This is Solar Freakin' COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL...we could generate 3X the energy the country currently uses.  I hope this one is coming to a neighborhood near me....Solar Freakin' SOOOON.

Thanks Noa, great post.

Wendy's picture

Sounds like a good concept but in practice it may not be as wonderful as it sounds. The important factor to consider is the amount of energy required to produce the panels and do they produce more through their lifetime than they used to begin with. Lot's of trees my need to be cut down near the roads to make this work.

Keeping these panels stable over long streatches of road so that they can transmit information as the video says they could would be quite a feat with heavy trucks and what-not running over them all day, not to mention frost and thaw cycles.

I'd like to know where the test highway is that they mention.

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