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Lee

The future is already HERE. Wouldn't it be cool if Cebu started using some of these. 

 

 

 

There is a company called Solar Roadways that is proposing to replace all of America’s roads, bike paths, sidewalks, and pavement with solar panels.

According to The Blaze, the video has gone viral with over a million views. Here’s what the website says this company can do:

 

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole.

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They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving.

Forget where you stand on climate change, if this can work as planned without costing taxpayers an arm and leg, why not give this a shot?

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tomaw

Sounds great, but as already mentioned what will it cost to implement and maintain?

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liquido

 

 

The future is already HERE. Wouldn't it be cool if Cebu started using some of these.

 

It would not last in Cebu because the locals would find a way to steal the solar panels....haha

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Brucewayne

It's about time to pull money out of oil exploration anyway what with the new fracking problem that has surfaced.

Maybe this is the new oil field of the near future and if this is listed on the stock exchange, I am willing to bet it's value will go through the roof in a few short years.

There are other benefits not listed here, but the most important points do seem to be explained.

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