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Published on May 26th, 2014 | by Amber Archangel

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Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways! Join the Revolution (VIDEOS)

May 26th, 2014 by

Originally published on 1Sun4All.

Imagine the potential! It’s not just for roads — the possibilities with Solar Roadways include your home, it could be all or nearly off grid thanks to your solar patio, walkway, or driveway (which you no longer have to shovel or plow if you live in the north). When you leave home, you could drive on Solar Roadways which are pothole free, snow and ice free, and the LEDs help you see the lines clearly and easily, especially at night when many people suffer from night blindness. Whoa, and that’s just the beginning.

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

You can find out more and get on board by hopping on over to the Solar Roadways Indiegogo page.

LED lights are embedded in the solar panels and they are beautiful. Picture landing on a lit up runway, or having your next community parade with colours flashing from the “pavement.” When you’re driving at night, the road will light up in front of you, and if a deer or moose steps onto the surface, her footprints will illuminate. You could light the pathway to your front door. This would be very cool in my neighborhood that sports NO street lights, just the light of the moon and stars.

Solar RoadwaysScreenshot from the video

It’s estimated that a nationwide system of recycled-glass-into-solar-roads could produce 3 times more clean, renewable energy than we currently use (solarroadways.com/numbers.shtml).

Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways reports that the company 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. We are about to wrap up our Phase II contract (to build a prototype parking lot) and now need to raise funding for production.

More info is available at the Solar Roadways Indiegogo page.

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-- I am an artist, painter, writer, interior designer, and graphic designer, constant student of many studies and founder of 1Sun4All.com. Living with respect for the environment close at hand, the food chain, natural remedies for healing, the earth, people and animals is a life-long expression and commitment. As half of a home-building team, I helped design and build harmonious, sustainable and net-zero homes that incorporate clean air systems, passive and active solar energy as well as rainwater collection systems. Private aviation stirs a special appeal, I would love to fly in the solar airplane and install a wind turbine in my yard. I am a peace-loving, courageous soul, and I am passionate about contributing to the clean energy revolution.



  • http://harryhelmet.com/ James Wright

    Of course, the implications for the greening of our power needs is phenomenal and amounts to a revolution, but I am very interested in the many great additional benefits this invention will bring. Imagine parking lots and roadways that can be changed in an instant, better storm water management, better roadway lighting. It is amazing. Great post. http://harryhelmet.com

  • http://harryhelmet.com/ James Wright

    Of course, the implications for the greening of our power needs is phenomenal and amounts to a revolution, but I am very interested in the many great additional benefits this invention will bring. Imagine parking lots and roadways that can be changed in an instant, better storm water management, better roadway lighting. It is amazing. Great post. http://harryhelmet.com

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