Solar Roadways / Brusaws

SolarstraÃen / Solar Roadway

Prototype of a modular heavy duty paving system, that generates electricity by collecting solar power with photovoltaics, an alternative to conventional asphalt motorways, invented by Idaho based engineer Scott and his wife Julie Brusaw of Solar Roadways



Apart from energy collection, the Solar Roadways could have a number of additional benefits, like on-the-go charging for electric cars, LED lighting to show signs and lines and heating to melt ice and snow.

For further exploration check out the Phase II progress here and read more here + there

illustrations by Sam Cornett – via prosthetic knowledge

You may also read here + there why some people think this idea is completely utopian.

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