U.S.’s First Public Solar Road Will Roll Out On Route 66

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You can get your kicks on Route 66. But soon, you might get your energy there too. Missouri is rolling out a set of energy-generating photovoltaic pavers along a section of the famous highway—the first such panels on a public right of way in the U.S.

The street pavers were developed by Solar Roadways, a company created by inventors Scott and Julie Brusaw which raised more than $2.2 million in crowdfunding in 2014 to bring their technology to market. The Brusaws claim that replacing all of America’s roads and parking lots with their solar pavers would generate more than three times the country’s electricity consumption in 2009.

http://www.curbed.com/2016/6/21/11976224/solar-panel-street-pavers-missouri-energy-route-66

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Go, go Brusaw's!!! I'm all for them having the next, greatest, technology for the betterment of the planet. I so hope this works and gets emplemented!

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