Solar Roadways pushes ahead with power-producing pavement

To demonstrate the concept, the company has created a small parking lot at its headquarters, using 108 solar panels. Vehicles have been driven onto the space, without damaging the panels.

The solar panels that Idaho inventors Scott and Julie Brusaw have built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Scott Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity.

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/solar-roadways-pushes-ahead-with-power-producing-pavement-1.2703852

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