Internet guy who believes in the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Nov 23, 2005
Futuristic Photovoltaic Freeways
What if we could somehow figure out a way to mix crystalline silicon into the pavement of the freeways, parkways, highways, and turnpikes of America so that they all became photovoltaic? Then, we make tires in such a way that they can channel the power right from the road. We'd have a nation of electric cars powered by the very roads on which they drive. Kinda like that toy racecar track I had when I was a kid. That'd be cool.