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 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.