Imagine a future where every road you drive on and walk on is made of solar panels that not only can help power every aspect of your electrical needs, but can also send off messages to communicate with you....
Hard to grasp?
Marvelous, isn't it?
Well, the good news is the that this groundbreaking technology already exists, thanks to Solar Roadways, a solar company that was co-founded by Scott Brusaw - an electrical engineer and former Marine Corps sergeant - and his wife Julie from Idaho.
The only possible drawback I can see with this concept is the "big brother is watching you" spin that may come from the paranoid amongst us, but then again, the fact that the government isn't investing billions in it already should reassure them quite easily.
When multiple Solar Road Panels™ are interconnected, the intelligent Solar Roadway™ is formed. These panels replace current driveways, parking lots, and all road systems, be they interstate highways, state routes, downtown streets, residential streets, or even plain dirt or gravel country roads. Panels can also be used in amusement parks, raceways, bike paths, parking garage rooftops, remote military locations, etc. Any home or business connected to the Solar Roadway™ (via a Solar Road Panel™ driveway or parking lot) receives the power and data signals that the Solar Roadway™ provides.
The Solar Roadway™ becomes an intelligent, self-healing, decentralized (secure) power grid.