This Revolutionary Technology Could Solve America’s Energy Crisis | Light at the End of the Tunnel

Abby Martin goes over the revolutionary idea of ‘Solar Roadways’ highlighting the massive potential the technology holds and the obstacles in the way of moving the idea forward.

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10 Comments on "This Revolutionary Technology Could Solve America’s Energy Crisis | Light at the End of the Tunnel"

  1. I dont see this working so well. Solar panels lose efficiency when they get dirty. They get dirty just sitting on roof tops from dust deposits and rain and have to be cleaned on at least a semi-annual basis to maintain their full energy output. I could only imagine how dirty they would get as being part of the road because roads are grime and dirt and oil residue covered on a pretty regular basis.

    • emperorreagan | Jun 12, 2014 at 10:52 am |

      I look at how well the US currently maintains its roadways and wonder how anyone imagines anything more complicated than what we have now would be maintained at all.

      • Simon Valentine | Jun 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm |

        you seem to have spotted a pothole in the plan
        what % will run on the rim because it produces jobs?
        “the police state and civil mal-feasance”

  2. mannyfurious | Jun 12, 2014 at 11:28 am |

    My (admittedly limited) understanding of fuel cell technology has led me to believe that we have already cracked the code to renewable energy. But I think the “powers that be” will exhaust every last cent out of fossil fuels, while also using this time to figure out how to make hydrogen–one of the most abundant resources in the universe–as profitable as possible.

    I think anyone who’s ever taken a legitimate chemistry class knows there are several ways to make a car run off of water, but there’s a reason they don’t.

  3. Zachary Reed | Jun 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm |

    I read about this a couple years ago in Popular Science. Good to see it may be going somewhere. I always thought it was a really good idea. Maybe someone will invent a workable electric car that draws power from it and cleans as it passes to prevent the road from staying dirty and reducing the power output.

  4. Rhoid Rager | Jun 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm |

    seems like a good idea if we could just start mining asteroids for all the rare (earth?) metals and copper needed to pull this off.

    • 2 Pallas dares you puny ugly bags of mostly water to try

    • Anarchy Pony | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:13 am |

      Yeah, and start shredding the ocean floor and pumping the slurry up to refinery ships before raining the waste debris back down.

      • Rhoid Rager | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:31 am |

        Progress is only begotten through ripping, tearing, shredding and burning, silly pony.

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