Are Solar Roads in Our Future?

The idea of a solar road seems, at first, as nearly impossible. Sure, roads could be a great way to gather solar energy, but the question of how to make it feasible remained to be answered.

About the same time that Scott Brusaw of Solar Roadways was thinking about solar roads, The Department of Transportation put out a solicitation for a road surface that would generate power and pay for itself. The result is what you see above; a fully-functioning demonstration of a glass-covered, solar energy generating road.

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