This cool invention, utilizing recycled materials, has gone from a neat idea to completion of test sites and is moving ahead towards bringing our solar future to our roads, driveways and city sidewalks. Imagine walking on LED-lighted sidewalks and having roadways signal you about something in the road ahead, giving you plenty of time to slow and avoid the hazard. Then imagine no ugly telephone poles or transformers overhead. All these would be housed safely underground alongside the solar roadways. This would give us back our views of the surrounding natural landscape to enjoy and appreciate.
A fascinating statistic to consider. If everything was converted to solar roadways (driveways, roads, etc.) it’s estimated the U.S. would produce three times the solar power we currently can. Given that widespread adoption would created a huge number of jobs too, it’s an idea that’s worth pursuing, don’t you think:?