Solar Roadways – Smart LED Road Panels With Microprocessors

August 7, 2014
Categories: Science & Technology, Videos & Pictures

Solar Roadways – The Roads of the Future – LED Lit Smart Roads with Microprocessors

Solar Roadways are an incredible technological advancement that may one day replace several types of pavement including:

  • roadways
  • parking lots
  • sidewalks
  • driveways
  • tarmacs and runways
  • bike paths
  • playgrounds
  • sports courts




There are several benefits to these high tech solar powered roads:

  • They melt away ice and snow preventing accidents, injuries, and traffic
  • You can ride bikes and motorcycles year round on them
  • No more shoveling your driveway and sidewalk
  • No more salt corroding your car
  • No more wasting money on snow removal
  • They can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds!)
  • They have pressure sensors for animals on the road, boulders, etc.

Every solar roadway panel uses LED lights which can be programmed to make:

  • Lanes for roads, highways, and parking lots
  • Warnings for crosswalks, accidents, etc
  • Sports configurations for solar recreation courts
  • Better visibility for pilots landing

 Solar Roadways Are GREEN

  • They pay for themselves, create free clean energy, and lower the overall cost of energy. If all roads in the United States were converted to solar roadways, they would produce 3 times as much power as the country currently uses!
  • They could cut greenhouse gas by 75 percent; everyone could drive an electric car
  • They’re made of as much recycled material as possible
  • Their ability to filter storm water or direct it to a treatment facility can greatly decrease the amount of polution in soil, lakes, rivers, and oceans
  • The 2 channel “cable corridor”  replaces telephone poles/wires and captures/filters/transports storm water

More Info About Solar Roadways

  • Solar Roadways received two phases of funding from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration for research and development of a paving system that will pay for itself over its lifespan. They are finishing up their Phase II contract (parking lot prototype) and now need to raise funding for production.
  • The Solar Roadways glass surface exceeds all requirements for traction, load testing, and impact resistance. It has been tested in civil engineering labs around the United States.
  • Thousands of jobs, both domestically and internationally, can be created through the implementation of solar roadways; potentially a solution to the economic crisis

For more information, visit the Solar Roadways FAQ page.

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