Highways basking in the hot sun are wasted energy. Scott Brusaw's solution? Make them out of solar panels
By John Bradley Posted 07.12.2010 at 10:47 am 56 Comments
The road ahead is paved with photovoltaics. That’s how Scott Brusaw sees it, anyway. His company, Solar Roadways, is embedding PV cells and LED lights into panels engineered to withstand the forces of traffic. The lights would allow for “smart” roadways and parking lots with changeable signage, while the cells would generate enough energy to power businesses, cities and, eventually, the entire country.