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Solar Roadway – Could we replace the road with solar panels?

If all paved surfaces in the U.S. were replaced with 15% efficiency solar panels, the resulting distributed power network could provide three times the electricity the nation consumes, with zero carbon emissions.

So crazy it just might work? Apparently the Dept. of Transportation thinks so: Solar Roadways has received a $100,000 contract from DOT to build a prototyp

How much electricity can we really produce?
Engineers love numbers. They (the numbers, that is) generally bore people to death, but at times they are necessary for understanding. One of the biggest questions that has been asked is simply, “Can we really generate enough pollution-free electricity to power our businesses and homes?” The calculations below are presented to answer this very important question.


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