The roads are paved with solar panels
Scott and Julie Brusaw want to revolutionise roads. The couple who run Solar Roadways have built a prototype of a parking lot laid with solar panels instead of traditional asphalt or concrete. The hexagonal shaped individual panels are pretty smart, including heating elements to assist in melting snow as well as led lights that can be controlled by software to show road markings. Creating a self-sufficient road is instantly appealing – the energy collected by the panels could power traffic lights, street lights and even surrounding homes and offices.