[–] [Deleted] 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

Normal roads are a pain to maintain, Idk why anyone thought this would be a good idea. I'm sure there are many places better suited to put up solar.

[–] E-werd 2 points (+2|-0)

So much for "solar freaking roadways" for now. Maybe it could work eventually, but that's clearly quite a ways off.

[–] Boukert 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

The prospects for a different solar cycle lane in the Netherlands look better

However, not all solar roads have had the same fate. The company behind a 70-meter-long solar bicycle lane in the Netherlands said that in 2018 the results had exceeded expectations, according to SolarRoad.nl. The opening of the bicycle lane in Holland.The opening of the bicycle lane in Holland. Solar Road

They had originally hoped to produce somewhere between 50 and 70 kWh per square meter per year, the first year actually yielded 73 kWh per square meter per year, and the second, 93 kWh per square meter per year, according to Press Reader.

According to Press Reader Holland also launched the first two sections of a road with solar panel-topped tarmac this year — one, a 50-meter track near Amsterdam-Schiphol airport and the other, a 100-meter track a few kilometers from Rotterdam, on a bus lane.

From the same article ^

Typical for the French to fuck something up btw!

[–] E-werd 1 points (+1|-0)

I saw that, but I mean as a road and not a bike path. There are far more roads in the world and it would actually make a difference if we could use that surface area.

[–] Boukert 1 points (+1|-0)

Well they moved on to tarmac testing after good results on the bikepath . Trust me, where the muricans and French fail, the Dutch will prevail!

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 1 points (+1|-0)

Every new tech has flaws and bugs to work out. Most don't rear their head until the product is rolled out. It's a good start, and 70 Meters is a small enough size that they shouldn't have wasted too much money vs what they've learned to improve.

I wonder how long it will take for Thunderf00t to put out another "I told you so" video.

[–] [Deleted] 1 points (+1|-0)

There are plenty of reasons why glass is not used on roadway surfaces. The test may have been worth the cost, just to remind people that common sense isn't always common. It would make sense to put solar panel on poles near the roads, or solar powered lights. Actual roadway? Nah.

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 2 points (+2|-0)

I would at the very least, hope that someone participating in the project had drawn the same conclusion.

I really doubt that they use just run of the mill glass. More likely it's a strong transparent material. Plexiglass, or lab grown sapphire would both be much more feasible. However there's likely a material developed that's even better suited.

[–] JudenHager 0 points (+0|-0) Edited

Let me guess this idea was introduced by a jew and given the go-ahead by another jew?

Also why not just use piezoelectric? Then again I'm thinking about the Japanese subways powered by the people walking on them and not automobiles.