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ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: Here’s A Way Of Turning America’s Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.

For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.

By their reckoning, at peak installation their panelized roads could produce more than three times the electricity consumed in the U.S.

The material could power electric vehicles through a receiver plate mounted beneath the vehicle and a transmitter plate is installed in the road.

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY IMPORTANT AND UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING THAT IT’S GOTTEN SUCH LITTLE ATTENTION.

PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, JUST HOW MANY ROADS THERE ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOW MUCH ENERGY COULD BE PRODUCED USING THESE LIKE SERIOUSLY “THREE TIMES THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE U.S”. IT’S NOT JUST GOING TO HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNTS OF GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS, IT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS IN THE COUNTRIES IT’S USED IN. IT HAS SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HOW AMAZING THE ROAD COULD BE. 

THESE PEOPLE ARE SAINTS, THEY’VE WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED JUST AS HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL BUT THEY STILL HAVE JUST UNDER $ 800,000 TO RAISE IN 15 DAYS. 

THIS SORTA STUFF IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A GREENER EARTH AND IT’S BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY TUMBLR. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS STUFF AND THESE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SELFLESSLY DEDICATE THEIR WORK TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD. 

PLEASASASASASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS. 

Science-Pone has spoken

Here’s their Indiegogo where you can contribute to this cause to support the realization of this concept!

This is great and all, but I have yet to hear anybody say what its actually like to drive on them.

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paulscheer:

A Hulk Goatee (Someone amazing sent this to me.)
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Amazing!

scottklopfenstein:

paulscheer:

A Hulk Goatee (Someone amazing sent this to me.)

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Amazing!

I am officially a #proficient teacher.

I am officially a #proficient teacher.

Last #fishfry of the season. #GoodFriday (at Ascension Catholic Church)

Last #fishfry of the season. #GoodFriday (at Ascension Catholic Church)

#spring #snow, really?

#spring #snow, really?

#dinner #silhouette

#dinner #silhouette

Programmable thermostat bought with the band boosters’ banquet gift. Just in time for tomorrow’s #blizzard.

Programmable thermostat bought with the band boosters’ banquet gift. Just in time for tomorrow’s #blizzard.

#horse #barisax #band4life (at Hopewell High School)

#horse #barisax #band4life (at Hopewell High School)

#Chinese #fortune #music

#Chinese #fortune #music

New-to-us piano arrived today! #Wurlitzer

New-to-us piano arrived today! #Wurlitzer