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A couple of years ago a couple came up with the idea of roadways made out of solar panels. This could also make way for new innovations such as LED signs on the road (as opposed to painting arrows, etc.), extra storage solutions, and many other benef

A couple of years ago a couple came up with the idea of roadways made out of solar panels. This could also make way for new innovations such as LED signs on the road (as opposed to painting arrows, etc.), extra storage solutions, and many other benef

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Katie commented on Solar Roadway Possibilities

I understand that. I think sensible policy around these inventions are a huge issue. All of us (finally) discussing this stuff is a good thing! We just have to get it to be an issue that everyone is thinking and talking about.

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Katie commented on Solar Roadway Possibilities

So, in response to this comment and the comment of Will Rice, I'd like to point out that this in research phase where I just simply wanted to bring attention to an idea that some people have been putting out there. These ideas obviously have issues, but when I first read about them it put me on a track of thinking about how we could reinvent a lot of things in the world around us to be more useful, efficient, and to solve more than one problem at a time. I don't necessarily want to put these solar roadways out there as a perfect solution. They're just supposed to put you in a mindset of thinking in a slightly different way.

I also posted this for the express purpose of pointing out the need to be thinking of things in terms of efficiency. I think a lot of people come up with a lot of amazing ideas without thinking about the practical implementation. I thought this was a good example of something that sounds cool but maybe ignored some major issues that people were going to have with it. The whole point was to show some people who had big ideas that were maybe reaching too far.

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Katie commented on Solar Roadway Possibilities

Thanks for bringing those other concerns up!
When I first saw this idea I thought it was the coolest thing ever, so I really hope someone can find ways to make these feasible!