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July 10 to July 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted Solar Roadways a total of $1.6 million to study the possibility of constructing roads with solar panels. Are solar roads an ideal way to harness energy from the sun?


Yes! Solar panels that can stand up to traffic are already in development, and can supply the world with energy, all using roadways that already exist.
No way. Solar roads are a pipe dream; the panels won't be able to handle traffic and weather, and the whole idea is a waste of time.
Hard to say. The research looks interesting, but it'll probably only end up in use on a small scale, like the bike trails already built in the Netherlands.

Voting for this poll closed on Saturday, July 16, 2016



Tagged categories: Department of Transportation (DOT); Infrastructure; Solar; Solar energy

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