30 May '14, 2pm

Solar Roadways Crowdfunding Campaign Blitzes Goal

Solar Roadways Crowdfunding Campaign Blitzes Goal

In short, Solar Roadways is a modular paving system built from hexagonal solar panels that are tough enough to withstand almost anything traffic can throw at them. They can be used for roads, parking lots , driveways, sidewalks and bike paths—basically, any surface where bitumen, concrete or paving stones would be applied. Because they are modular, damaged units can be replaced easily. Other innovative features include LEDs for signage and road markings, heating elements to melt snow, and channels for both data cables and storm water run off. The system is designed to pay for itself over its lifetime through the generation of electricity. Individual houses and businesses could be connected directly to the power generated around them, and according to its creators, “a nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/solar-roadways-crowdfunding-campaign...

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