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Turning the road into a solar power source


To me this idea makes so much sense but I’m surprised no big companies have picked it up yet. Turn the roadways into a grid.

The devil is as always in the details.


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  1. Go Travel - 9 years ago

    I saw this project back when it was green lighted back in 09. Glad to see it come from idea to concept. I think it would be awesome to have the road in front of you to act as a vehicle message system. Your car could communicate with the road, and transmit gps data so that you don’t have to take your eyes off of the road. It could also serve as a warning system for accidents, Amber Alerts, etc. the replacement cost would be long term beneficial, not to mention the savings on salt and maintenance. If it also sent power to the local grid and eased dependence on fossil fuels it would be a huge step toward energy independence.


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