Could this be the future of Virginia roadways?

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A viral video about a seemingly boring topic has been capturing the eyes of millions.

I know you’re wondering why a video about roadways is considered “viral.” But, to answer that question all you have to do is watch the video.

Solar road panels can be installed on all kinds of roads, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, playgrounds, and even outdoor courts.

Not only are they neat to look at, solar roadways can produce more energy, melt ice and snow, and even charge electric vehicles.

Click here to learn more about solar powered roadways. 

15 comments

    • Bryan

      I’m not sure that I follow you hologram reference, since you didn’t cite anything; however, I can’t imagine that an accident would be perceived any different than the tons of baffling accidents that occur with everything in permanent reflective paint.

    • Jeff Smith

      I think he means hallucination. not hologram. When you drive on hot roads during the summer. You sometimes see mirages that often look like water is on the road.

  • Jay

    Jim, I think we should worry about that once hologram technology becomes common enough for that to be a problem. Until then it would then need to be chalked up to the accident being caused by someone being an idiot or delusional. We have those now.

    • Pam

      You are all missing the point. The point is that this new technology could provide electricty, save thousands on road salt, plowing and painting the roads. It will increase visiablity and make driving safer. I don’t think it will work on the back roads of Maine however, because of the frost heaves, but our interstate could certainly benefit from the panels.

      • Dan

        Thousands? More like BILLIONS! These roadways will cost a lot of money to install on every road in the US (like several times our GDP) but as you say, we don’t need them on every road! The interstates are a great place to start and could all but solve the energy gap for the next few decades. Plus these things pay for themselves within a few years of installation. What an amazing and efficient opportunity to upgrade our aging infrastructure and become a competitive technological/industrial powerhouse once again!

  • Sharon

    This technology seems too good to be true but if it really works what a great way for the USA to become oil INDEPENDENT! we need to get started on a small scale first, prove the technology then move toward lager scale efforts to install the panels in more and more places. Funding could come from road tolls until the road was paid for then no more tolls! Plus the monies now spent on highway repair could be used to build these new roadway coverings instead!
    I say Go For It!

  • fred

    be a bigger failure then electric cars.now if you wanna build roads out of oil pipelines then theres a good idea.solar panels have been out for years and never caught on,why?because they cost too much and don’t produce enough to be cost effective.my guess is some solar firm is behind this,maybe solandra.next

    • Evan

      Well Fred if that is your name you solar power is a fail my family has been living if the grid for over 8 years now and loving it. We run all the mod cons spa included so if you have no future lets not kill our children’s

  • Hatchemoto

    Hologram? Worry, wrong video you must have been watching. This technology will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce accidents via the massively enhanced intelligence the roadways will have. They will alert drivers to obstacles, DE-ICE the roads, etc., etc. Did you even watch the video??? No, you didn’t.

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