Someone stole a chunk of China’s new solar roadway

January 10, 2018 by  
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When detractors were howling about solar roadways’ flaws , concerns about theft wasn’t among them. Apparently it should have been, because a few days ago, thieves cut out and ran away with a chunk of China’s recently unveiled solar highway — a move nobody predicted. Thieves cut out a nearly 6″ by 73″ portion of the solar roadway on January 2, just days after it was debuted on December 28. Officials aren’t sure why someone would steal a small section of road, because while the roadway itself was a costly endeavor, the solar panels aren’t worth that much money. Related: Rugged solar roads to hit four continents in 2017 One idea is that the thieves wanted to understand how the technology worked, so rather than ask an engineer, they took a slice of road. Since the theft took place, the roadway has been repaired. Via Engadget Images via QTDG

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New ice-melting concrete offers electrifying alternative to road salt

January 26, 2016 by  
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Move over, road salt . There’s a new ice-melting technology up ahead, and it could prove safer for humans—and the environment—than the troublesome salt crystals used in most snowy regions. For the past several years, researchers have been working to develop a way for roads to de-ice themselves using a low-voltage electric charge built into the roadway. One such approach is gaining traction, and could become part of U.S. roads in just a few years. Read the rest of New ice-melting concrete offers electrifying alternative to road salt

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Solar Roadway Prototype Lights Up

March 22, 2010 by  
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Images by YERT via Solar Roadways Three years ago, we were pretty dismissive of Scott Brusaw’s solar roadway . However you couldn’t deny the guy’s passion; he took the time to respond to every commenter’s complaint

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