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EEVblog #1356 - The USA finally gets Solar Roadways! LOL!

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EEVblog:
If you thought Solar Rowadways was done and dusted in 2020, you were WRONG!
French road company Colas Wattway have found a new sucker to try their epicially failed Wattway solar panels, this time in Georgia in the United States as part of a government funded initiative through Curiosity Labs in Peachtree Corners Georgia to install the first Solar Roadways in the United States.

https://www.curiositylabptc.com/peachtree-corners-smart-city-and-the-ray-install-usas-first-road-surface-solar-panels-on-autonomous-vehicle-lane/
https://www.peachtreecornersga.gov/

EEVblog:
They KNEW it was flawed but pushed ahead with it anyway!
https://energynews.us/2019/02/26/southeast/highway-to-sustainability-in-georgia-zero-carbon-transportation-is-the-goal/

Brumby:

Ed.Kloonk:

--- Quote from: EEVblog on December 17, 2020, 10:03:30 pm ---If you thought Solar Roadways was done and dusted in 2020, you were WRONG!

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There's a theory floating around that a segment of the community wants to see solar roadways/walkways everywhere they go. The idea is that the whole point is not power generation. It's aesthetics.

nctnico:
Actually... this piece of solar roadway has been there for a while. Since 2016. The new installation is an update with newer panels.

BTW: stating solar panels are better put on roofs is an empty phrase without doing research into whether those roofs can actually support solar panels. If a roof turns out to be unsuitable you get something like this:



Fortunately this happened while there where no people in the stadium. Otherwise it would have been a massacre.


--- Quote from: EEVblog on December 17, 2020, 10:36:03 pm ---They KNEW it was flawed but pushed ahead with it anyway!
https://energynews.us/2019/02/26/southeast/highway-to-sustainability-in-georgia-zero-carbon-transportation-is-the-goal/

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Interesting article which also clearly states that there is no government money used:
“The Ray’s board tries things the state would never fund with taxpayer money — at this time,”

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