Thursday, 12 May 2016 21:33

Solar roadways

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Solar roadways Solar roadways credit: Christina DesMarais

Imagine driving on roads constructed not of tar but solar panels able to withstand the weight of the heaviest of vehicles. Not only could a nationwide system of solar roadways collect enough energy to power the entire country, people could charge electric vehicles on driveways and parking lots covered with the hexagonal modules which also have the ability to heat and melt ice and snow as well as light up to create on-ground signage such as lane markings and pedestrian crossways.

The tiles ΓÇö which also could be used on any paved surface such as sidewalks, bike paths and playgrounds ΓÇö are even constructed to house utility cables and store, treat and move stormwater.

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