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Post Reply Solar road tiles get their first public test
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/solar-road-tiles-get-their-first-public-test/ar-BBwV7UF?OCID=ansmsnnews11


watch there be tolls on every single road they make like this and the price be absurdly high
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Tolls are already absurdly high.
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Now roads will cost 100x more and take 10x longer to build! That's progress for you.
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If they last much, much longer, that's less of a problem, but this 'test' doesn't even seem to address durability versus vehicle traffic.
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gornotck wrote:

Tolls are already absurdly high.


where I live, there is like one way getting out of the city that doesn't have a damn toll, im surrounded by highways bridges and tunnels smh

and some of them are allowed to have the price raised every year for the next 50 years
Posted 10/3/16
I think rubber from the car tires would gradually block out the light. Maybe they will invent super expensive tires to fix that.
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I spent more in tolls than I did in fuel just going to Jersey and back a few months ago. A little more than $80 in tolls! Delaware had a toll like about every ten minutes in some spots! And the turnpike was absurd! More than $20 just one-way on it!
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Yeah. The further west you get, the fewer toll roads, until you get to California. The East Coast is lost until the government is checked again.
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Zzz. They will never work on the roads. Rocks will get stuck in tires, many rocks scratch glass. Solar power goes kaputt.

Solar roads in Germany. Seventy days of sun a year. Energy output shit.

So many issues with this idea. I am surprised it has progressed from where it has like 3 years ago.
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As a physicist I can't imagine this working at all. I guess that's why I'm not an engineer.
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All I really know about Solar Freaking Roadways is thunderf00t's vid about how they wont work. I guess we'll see if he's right.
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Maybe it would work for sidewalks, but no way it would work for roads. I can't see them lasting long under heavy traffic. The cost of installing them, replacing them, and maintaining them would cost more then the power it saves.

Kinda like how windmills cost more money to maintain then other power sources.
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I think the whole point of this test is to see the feasibility of it. I doubt it will work but we shall see...
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sundin13 wrote:

All I really know about Solar Freaking Roadways is thunderf00t's vid about how they wont work. I guess we'll see if he's right.

Omg.. you beat me to it xD
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