Monday, August 15, 2011

Solar Roads can generate 3x more electricity than US uses annually?

I just came across an interesting youtube video about the prospect of upgrading our decades old roadways and parking lots with solar panel laced roads. Yes solar panels topped with flexible impenetrable glass! There is a group of scientists who have a grant from the government to build a prototype solar parking lot to demonstrate how this could functionally work!

I naturally am optimistic but even this notion is somewhat far fetched for me since there is so much wear and tear on roadways which need constant maintenance, I know this video proposes that solar roadways would pay for themselves and save us from using fossil fuels for electricity but wouldn't the maintenance on these high tech roadways and parking lots cost more than they are worth maintaining?

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