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Thread: Solar Roadways

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    Solar Roadways

    Interesting Concept - Not sure of the praticality

    Solar Roadway Prototype
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    Great idea...now...can we dangle a line down from our electric cars to recharge the batteries while we drive...or skip the batteries completely and just provide the current neccessary to power the car.....

    Built in heaters to keep the roadway clear of ice and snow?

    Doug

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    Now that's thinking outside the box.
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    whoops missed that one...
    -Ned

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    I'm curious -

    Just how much sunlight does it convert to electricical, once it is, as any other road surface, liberally coated with oil, grease, dust, rubber & hamburger wrappers?

    I must be missing something in this whole concept.

    -Kevin in Indy
    "Heroic? He fell off his bloody Aeroplane!"

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    Good for them great concept, but when you can make it pay, as a business, fine, a government supported entity....? No thanks
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