Solar Roadways Playlist
Source : Scott Brusaw
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Solar Roadways could provide a proper infrastructure for electric vehicles of all sizes to operate with out range limitations.
Converting our roads to solar roadways with a smart grid, would not only save our environment and lives, it would create millions of jobs around the world.
Solar parking lots will come first and would be great attraction at a Wallmart, Cosco or an amusement park, the options are endless.
Image by Dan Walden
The most important obstacle of solar roadways to over come, was the ability for the solar panels to be able to hold the weight of a 80,000 pound semi truck rolling down the road.
The glass panels developed for the solar roadway have been tested for impact resistance, traction and load testing, all tests were off the charts, with traction beyond that of asphalt.
The glass used for the solar panels, is designed to stay clean and not to scratch.
Each panel has One large hexagon pattern and several smaller hexagon macro texture patterns, used for traction and to reflect light direct onto the solar panels.
The smaller hexagons have 6 sides and angles and are on a 45 degree angle to form a prism, so no matter where the sun is in the sky, the prism bends the light directly onto each solar panel.
The led lights under the hexagon prisms are reflected in six directions so you cant miss them.
The solar roadway is heated when cold to remain clear of snow and ice, all winter long, saving money in lost time and productivity, vehicle maintenance, repair and it will save the lives of both people and wild life.
The solar road is equipped with pressure sensors that will notify the driver to slow down if a pedestrian or wild life is about to enter onto the road.
The solar panels will be 12 ft. long by 36 ft. wide and hope to power about 240 homes each.
Each solar panel has a micro computer attached that can communicate wirelessly with each solar panel and with vehicles traveling above, with the right devices.
Each panel communicates with each other and if one solar panel breaks down, the panels beside will report in real time, to the operation center, so it can be fixed very fast.
A cable corridor follows the solar roadway and gives you a very intelligent smart grid capability that can be equipped with power lines, cable, high speed internet and phone service, the options are endless.
A channel collects toxic waste water along the roadway from vehicles, and from lawn fertilizer etc.
The channel follows the solar roadway and has a series of pumps and check valves, so the water can be treated on the spot or routed to a filtration center for purification, again there are many options that hope to keep the pollution out of our water ways.
This waste water along our roads, flow directly into our waterways, (accounting for 50% of water pollution) and it would be very important for our future, to treat these waste waters first.
So what is you get is an intelligent solar electric road and smart grid with the following capabilities
A new modern infrastructure that pays for it self.
Clear & dry winter roads for a safe travel to work and where ever.
No more potholes and fast repair
No more blackouts because of ice freezing on power lines or storms and wind etc.
Fiber optic internet
Cell phone reception everywhere
Secure home for power cables
Quick panel maintenance
Night time driving visibility
Emergency warning system quick disaster relief
Real time updates for emergency
Static and dynamic EV. charging
Enables autonomous vehicles (driverless vehicles)
Storm water treatment (which is accountable for 50% of the pollution entering our water ways)
Efficient traffic management
Safety for utility and emergency workers
The options are endless for solar roadways.
Solar Roadways has a solar parking lot that is fully functional with solar cells, LED’s, heating elements, and the textured glass surface, with some additions still to come (i.e., covers for mounting holes, mastic between panels, software for LED patterns).
Solar Parking lot East Side Of Electronics Lab
Solar Parking lot West Side Of Electronics Lab
Solar Roadway Is Animal Friendly
Heated Solar Panel (One Side Hot & Dry)
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There’s a lot of false information about Solar Roadways flying around the internet these days and some of it is just SO freakin’ wrong that Scott created this page to set the record straight! http://solarroadways.com/clearingthefreakinair.shtml