Are solar roadways in our future?

Posted in: Bridges, Energy, Highways


Artist's rendition of downtown Sandpoint, Idaho - Home of Solar Roadways
Artist’s rendition of downtown Sandpoint, Idaho – Home of Solar Roadways

I came across this interesting video on new solar roadways this week and was intrigued. There are some obvious pros and cons to this innovative approach to road design technology. What do you think?

If you think it’s a great idea, where would you see it implemented first? Do you think the cost of solar roadways would outweigh the savings mentioned in the video?

We’re interested to hear your thoughts, so please chime in.

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DebAbout the Author

Deb Weaver, PE has nearly 30 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of traffic regulations and the challenges facing communities. Specifically, she brings a wealth of expertise in traffic studies and safety, traffic signal design, and traffic analysis and modelling. Along her career, she has developed a deep commitment to the community’s interests and a broad experience working collaboratively.

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