Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Solar Roadways
This is quite cool, a road that generates electricity – Solar Road.
There have been many suggestions to paint roads white to reduce heat island effect, but this one goes a step further and converts the absorbed solar to electricity.
It also aims to solve many other problems at the same time. Embedded LEDs to provide better illumination, heat emitting to stop ice and snow build up in colder climates and to top it off in contains a channel at the edge of the road to filter water before run off.
It sounds like a dream, maybe it is but I don’t think any NIMBYs would or could complain about this one.
I orginally came across Solar Road at Co-Exist – starting to love Co-Exist.