Solar Roadways Is The Future For High Tech Roads And Create Renewable Energy


Solar Roadways Is The Future For High Tech Roads And Create Renewable Energy. Solar energy is much become powerful now. Now your city walks on Solar Roadways. Solar Roadways concept is designed by Scott, he is an electrical engineer and Julie is a counselor in private sector. This project is running on Indiegogo and collects $2Million funds to work on their project to advance level. 

At the time of snow weather the heating panels can melt the snow and protect it to freeze the ice on solar roads. Intelligent LED light will blink and change the patterns for directing the parking space availability. Once all available handicapped spaces are filled, an empty space is converted to an additional handicapped space. With this method, a parking lot will never run out of handicapped spaces.

EV charging can be made available using standard plug in chargers or mutual induction plates. EVs would be charging with the clean energy from the sun, instead of charging with fossil fuels. 

About Solar Roadways

1. Solar Roadways has received two phases of funding from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration for research and development of a paving system that will pay for itself over its lifespan. We are about to wrap up our Phase II contract (to build a prototype parking lot) and now need to raise funding for production. 

2. Glass surface has been tested for traction, load testing, and impact resistance testing in civil engineering laboratories around the country, and exceeded all requirements.

3. Solar Roadways is a modular system that will modernize our aging infrastructure with an intelligent system that can become the new Smart Grid. It' won the Community Award of $50,000 by getting the most votes in GE's Ecomagination Challenge for "Powering the Grid" in 2010. We had the most votes again in their 2011 Ecomagination Challenge for "Powering the Home".

4. On August 21, 2013, Solar Roadways was selected by their peers as a Finalist in the World Technology Award For Energy, presented in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, and Science.

5. Solar Roadways was chosen by Google to be one of their Moonshots in May of 2013. 
Solar Roadways was chosen as a finalist in the IEEE Ace Awards in 2009 and 2010.

6. Solar Roadways has given presentations around the country including: TEDx Sacramento, Google's Solve for X at Google's NYC Headquarters, NASA, Keynote Speaker for the International Parking Institute's Conference and much more...

7. Solar Roadways is tackling more than solar energy: The FHWA tasked us with addressing  the problem of stormwater. Currently, over 50% of the pollution in U.S. waterways comes from stormwater. We have created a section in our Cable Corridors for storing, treating, and moving stormwater.

8. The implementation of this concept on a grand scale could  create thousands of jobs in the U.S. and around the world. It could allow us all the ability to manufacture our way out of our current economic crisis.

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