Solar Roadways

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One day, in the not too distant future, our asphalt roads may be replaced with solar panels, an extensive grid to power the entire nation and solve the global energy crisis we find ourselves in today. Scott Brusaw, the inventor of "Solar Roadways" and recipient of a $100,000 U.S. Department of Transportation grant, claims "if we could replace all of our asphalt surfaces, we could produce more power than we consume as a nation." Equipping roads with solar technology could also open opportunities for other "electronic components" such as devices to record traffic volumes and speeds or alterable light panels to alert drivers of pedestrians, construction or accidents. Read more on this development in the spring/summer 2010 issue of In Transition or visit the Solar Roadways website at

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