Solar Roadways is a series of structurally-engineered solar panels that can be driven on, replacing all current asphalt roads, including driveways and parking lots. The panels would collect and store solar energy to be used for our homes and businesses.

We’ve been noticing a shift in the thinking around our energy infrastructure, as developers seek solutions to the ways that we harness power and utilize our resources. If we look at existing connected environments in the US, few networks rival our nation’s roadways in terms of pervasiveness and scale.

Building on the highway model, Idaho-based Solar Roadways proposed just that, a series of structurally-engineered solar panels that can be driven on, replacing all current asphalt roads, including driveways and parking lots. The panels would collect and store solar energy to be used for our homes and businesses.

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