With oil prices steadily increasing, it’s getting harder and harder to afford paving roads. Rather than having a road that is a drain on expenses, these engineers have designed a prototype that could actually provide solar power.
Using this technology, the traffic in your neighborhood could help power the lights at your house.
I’m no environmental engineer, but this seems like a pretty green idea. We live in such a car-loving society that I’m actually surprised it took this long for this concept to surface. It seems great on paper and done on a small scale, but I’ve got a few questions.
First of all, what about weather conditions? If the roads are made of glass, will they crack under freezing weather? And what about steep surfaces? How would roads near the mountains be made?