Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Putting solor panels into roads

The Department of Energy just gave $100,000 to upstart company Solar Roadways, to develop 12-by-12-foot solar panels, dubbed "Solar Roads," that can be embedded into roads, pumping power into the grid.

Sounds like something to try and I am glad they are looking into it. I would wonder about the efficiency verses cost as well as the affects of vehicle wear, chemicals, etc. on the efficiency of these devices. Would also want to see the dollars per kwh over the usable lifetime. Basically, what is the ROI.

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