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Solar roadways that power your house, melt icy paths and light your way home

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Because saving the planet really isn’t that hard…

Solar Roadways

Yup, you read that right… solar freakin’ roadways. A new crowd funded project on Indiegogo wants to turn our roads into solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on.

The project is called Solar Roadways and the solar panels can withstand even the heaviest of trucks (up to a whopping 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.

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.

Want to find out more, check out the video below. We need a little lie down. Science just blew our minds…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…
/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

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