Sunday, September 6, 2009

Drivin' on Sunshine

We've talked a lot about solar power and a lot about transportation, but this is the first time I've heard of this awesome bit of news (from autobloggreen): Solar Roadways get prototype funding from DOT.

Basically, this is a system in which all asphalt would be replaced by a series of structurally engineered solar panels. While this is an awesome concept (think of all the energy generated from the sun hitting our roads, parking lots, and driveways), the inventors have taken it a step further: they plan for these roadways to heat themselves (no more plowing), light themselves, and provide charging for EVs. Pretty cool!

Let's hope that next year we're reading about how the technology has been proven and it's being rolled out world wide!


Brian said...

I think thats great. It may mean more jobs for electricians. (I'm one!)

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