Week 15 – Solar (freakin’) roadways

A couple of days ago I saw a video clip on the internet about solar roadways and decided this was definitely something worth learning about!

SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU

What I discovered

Watching the Solar Freakin’ Roadways video really impressed me. I had heard of solar roads before (or at least the idea) but not in the way that Solar Roadways imagines it. Their vision is to have roadways covered with photovoltaic cells that harvest solar energy, melt snow (increasing driving safety), and contain LED lights that can be used for a number of different purposes. Further reading leads me to understand that there are still some issues associated with the Solar Roadways technology, but I am confident these technical issues can be overcome in time. And if these (or a similar product) really did take off… wow!

Action

I shared the video on my Facebook page to help spread the word about this really cool idea, and made a donation to the Solar Roadways organisation so they can continue their research and work.

Solar Freakin’ Roadways video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU

Solar Roadways website: www.solarroadways.com/intro.shtml

To donate to Solar Roadways: www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways

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