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Would Solar Roadways Work? A Government Engineer Discusses the Controversial Technology

Would Solar Roadways Work? A Government Engineer Discusses the Controversial Technology

Ever since Scott and Julie Brusaw went public with their idea for building solar-powered LED roadways, they’ve faced a constant barrage of skepticism and even outright hostility. The reaction was expected given how technically difficult it would be to execute their vision of electrifying roads and highways with reinforced solar panels. Some questioned whether the application for solar is even necessary. But one organization -- the most important agency governing America's roads -- was willing to give them a shot at proving the concept. In 2009, after a couple years of tinkering in their driveway, the Brusaws secured a $100,000 grant from the Department of Transportation for their company, Solar Roadways. The grant was supposed to be used for gathering information from engineering experts in a variety of fields and developing a concept paper based on the findings. "I didn't...

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