Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The cost of asphalt is skyrocketing, along with the cost of most petroleum based products, and asphalt roads need constant repair and replacement, and provide no active return on investment. Scott Brusaw is developing solar roadways that can pay for themselves and help liberate our nation from a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels.

"With 25,000 square miles of road surfaces, parking lots and driveways, in the lower 48 states, if we cover that with solar panels, with just a 15% efficiency, we produce three times as much electricity as this country uses on an annual basis, and that’s almost enough to power the entire world," explains Brusaw.