solar roads

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep4L18zOEYI]YouTube - Solar Roadways: The Prototype[/ame]
     
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    a bridge too far
     
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    Yeah the abuse of trucks rolling on solar cells? Damage?

    And what we need are messages appearing on our roads.

    Snow?
     
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    well, don't discount it entirely. Sand is the main ingredient in glass, or maybe energy is....

    I could see solar crosswalks coming to the USA.

    Glass is expensive, will require robust foundations, but it is quite strong. It prolly makes a lot more sense to build buildings out of solar panels tho. Or just roofs. Or just windows. Roads made of solar panels just sounds crazy!
     
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    Yep solar roofing and building materials makes more sense.
     
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    it would be kind of funny to be trapped in the future in endless gridlock while teams of nerds and nerdettes repaired freeways!
     
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    LOL, Yep and all controlled by the net.....

    Building going solar makes more sense. We use more energy in our buildings than our vehicles anyway.
     
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    NO! I don't want idiots crashing all over my house and such.
    Keep em on the roads.
     
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    lol.
     

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