The Solar Highway of the Future

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The Solar Highway of the Future

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As many of America’s asphalt and concrete roads crumble, solar pavement may offer a brighter future.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: The Ray

CONTENT: Article

Off Interstate 85 along the Alabama-Georgia border, an area of asphalt the size of two SUVs parked nose-to-nose is soaking up the sun. But unlike traditional blacktop, it’s capturing solar energy and using it to power a nearby information booth and electric car-charging station.

This bright idea to cover a roadway with solar tiles stems from the notion that highways should be dual purpose.

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Keywords: Energy | Green Infrastructure | NationSwell | Ray C. Anderson Foundation | Solar | The Ray | Transportation | Wattway | solar road

CAMPAIGN: The Ray

CONTENT: Article