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Solar Road Panels???

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Posted: 5/28/2014 8:55 AM

Solar Road Panels??? 


I'm not sure it would ever work in a large scale application but I must say it is intriguing. Thoughts?

http://trendinghot.net/inventi...rld-just-watch/
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Posted: 5/28/2014 9:39 AM

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Pretty cool
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Posted: 5/28/2014 9:45 AM

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We are as a race in fact too stupid to actually pull this off. tongue
moodrude wrote: I'm not sure it would ever work in a large scale application but I must say it is intriguing. Thoughts?

http://trendinghot.net/inventi...rld-just-watch/
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Posted: 5/28/2014 10:08 AM

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Great theory! I am not smart enough to know if it could actually work.
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Posted: 5/28/2014 10:13 AM

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Technically, it could work.

Politically, it could never work.
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Posted: 5/28/2014 10:18 AM

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....the tire industry should fund it...recycled glass :0.....
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Posted: 5/28/2014 10:18 AM

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Posted: 5/28/2014 11:07 AM

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Nebula wrote: theness.com/neurologicablog/in...eakin-roadways/

Pretty well nailed it.

One reason I don't like it is that it will affect my vision of wireless road to vehicle power transmission. :)

Last edited 5/28/2014 11:20 AM by JRLAKE

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Posted: 5/28/2014 11:28 AM

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Wake me up from my dirt nap when that **** happens.
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Posted: 5/28/2014 11:37 AM

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I could see it happening on the Vegas strip in the next 20 years.

Entertainment venues may jump all over that **** if it works, especially in the south.

Last edited 5/28/2014 11:38 AM by JRLAKE

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Posted: 5/28/2014 11:45 AM

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This is cool.

Seems like we discussed this years ago when it was more conceptual.  I seem to remember DuPont also discussing solar panel roof shingles in that discussion. 

Isn't this what Tesla kind of imagined?
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Posted: 5/28/2014 12:02 PM

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TigersontheRock wrote:

Isn't this what Tesla kind of imagined?

Not really.  Tesla imagined free energy in the air harnessed by antennae much like a radio.
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Posted: 5/28/2014 12:17 PM

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So will the DOT be in charge? hahahahahahahaha
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Posted: 5/28/2014 12:36 PM

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The re-cycled glass to would be slicker than snot on a door knob during a rain shower

WT
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Posted: 5/28/2014 1:20 PM

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My thought exactly. It's a cool idea, but a never ending sink hole of tax dollars and trying to turn dumb arses into engineers. They can't patch a pot hole...good luck trying to fix a solar panel.

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So will the DOT be in charge? hahahahahahahaha

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Posted: 5/28/2014 1:28 PM

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This is something else.

www.instructables.com/id/Spook...a-Spirit-Radio/

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<blockquote dir="ltr"><strong>TigersontheRo ck wrote:</strong>

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Not really.  Tesla imagined free energy in the air harnessed by antennae much like a radio.

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Posted: 5/28/2014 1:38 PM

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I have something similar on my desk but I screwed up somewhere because it turns on randomly (rather than by switch) and makes a 15,000 Volt arc about 2 inches long which scares the **** out of my visitors.


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This is something else.

www.instructables.com/id/Spook...a-Spirit-Radio/

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TigersontheRo ck wrote:

Isn't this what Tesla kind of imagined?

Not really.  Tesla imagined free energy in the air harnessed by antennae much like a radio.

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Posted: 5/28/2014 1:43 PM

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You would have way less potholes with a tempered glass base. Asphault and concrete are terrible under tensile stress (which give you potholes). Thick ass glass can hold its weight under tension much better.

So you won't have potholes....you'll have something else....probably more difficult to fix than potholes.

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My thought exactly. It's a cool idea, but a never ending sink hole of tax dollars and trying to turn dumb arses into engineers. They can't patch a pot hole...good luck trying to fix a solar panel.

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So will the DOT be in charge? hahahahahahahaha

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Posted: 5/28/2014 2:00 PM

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The article Neb linked mentioned will the panels be able to keep with heavy snow bc obviously you can't plow these roads with the current techniques. I see a lot of heated sidewalks and driveways and even when it's dumping, the snow doesn't build up so I doubt that will be a problem especially with roads that have medium to heavy traffic.

Also, that video is obnoxious as ****. Solar freaking panel guy is turrible.
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Posted: 5/28/2014 2:06 PM

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IOP25 wrote: . I see a lot of heated sidewalks and driveways and even when it's dumping, the snow doesn't build up so I doubt that will be a problem especially with roads that have medium to heavy traffic.

The big difference of course is those things have an external heating source.  Solar power in New England in the dead of winter isn't that reliable, especially in a snow storm.
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