Project 4000 – KEEPING IT A MILLI IN THE 4000

Kind of a big deal… by Matt
September 7, 2009, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , ,

Now and then there’s something you read and think “Wow… this could change the world forever”. For me, the idea of solar roadways is one of those very things.

Think about it… Main roads that can produce power to light themselves (have LED lines and dynamic warnings to indicate crashes ahead) as well as being able to put power into the grid. If every road was generating power just from catching sun light we’d free ourselves from using non-renewable energy.

The main problem obviously is practicality, and how safe these would be for our current vehicles. Then there would be the problems of actually being able to get funding to properly develop this technology, and dealing with vandalism (which one would think with this idiotic species would be a big problem).

Innovations like this excite me, but at the same time annoy me when I realise that the chances of this ever actually being supported the amount it needs to be is very low. To read more check out Inhabitat.

– twiz

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: