Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

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Solar Roadways were created by Julie and Scott Brusaw. It is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250000 pounds). Solar roadways would be a HUGE undertaking, but they could help cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%. Plus they are safe to drive, walk and park on. We’d really love to see this in action! ( Source: Imgur )

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

This is Julie and Scott Brusaw, creators of Solar Roadways. Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

The glass surface has been tested for traction, load testing, and impact resistance testing in civil engineering laboratories around the country, and exceeded all requirements.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

Solar Roadways has received two phases of funding from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration for research and development of a paving system that will pay for itself over its lifespan.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

Julie and Scott Brusaw, co-inventors and co-founders of Solar Roadways. Scott is an electrical engineer (MSEE) with over 20 years of industry experience.

Innovative Idea Of Solar Panel Roadways

Safe for doggies, too! This is a cause I’d love to see the Imgur community get behind. I see a lot of posts about climate change and how we can help our environment, and I think this would be an awesome way to start. I am in no way affiliated with Solar Roadways or the Brusaws, but I do live on this planet and would like things to start changing. I actually first started reading about this from a post on Imgur. Thanks, everyone!

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