Free Power From Freeways?

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    Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels

    Free Power From Freeways? China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels



    Very cool idea!
     
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    China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels

    Great idea. Putting solar cells where they'll get run over, dirty, oily, that won't degrade their performance.

    Free Power

    Solar roads are also more expensive than asphalt. It costs about $120 a square meter, or about $11 a square foot, to resurface and repair an asphalt road each decade. By comparison, Pavenergy and Colas hope to be able to bring the cost of a solar road to $310 to $460 a square meter with mass production.

    Free? LOL!
     
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    And when your paid for the energy the solar road produces?
     
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    It still won't be free.
     
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    It is for those that pay for the road.
     
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    They're hoping to bring the cost down to $310/square meter.

    That's not free power.
     
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    An alien race shows up and says "we've got a free limitless pollution free energy source for you".
    "How do we get it? Drlling? Mining? Do we need explosives and have to risk thousands of lives?"
    "No we'll beam it to you from our planet, you just have to build collectors for it."

    And that is what solar power is.
     
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    An expensive, unreliable source of intermittent energy. Sweet!!
     
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    You lie but your a con, lying is sweet to you. Like buttered corn in July.
     
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    Where do you get your cheap, reliable, uninterrupted solar power?
     

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