Solar Panel Roadways

Green Blizzard is all about suggesting new, practical here today, ways and ideas to lower your carbon footprint.

Typically, our writing staff avoids the latest buzz about energy saving gizmos and devices that are still a few years (or even decades) into the future, but this is a pretty sweet idea that was too tempting to avoid, especially given that there are 64,285,009 kilometers (40 million miles) of roads across the globe with 10% of that network in the U.S, and 40% of all roads in just 10 countries.

Installing solar panels over these roadways. Several tests are now underway and it looks promising, especially when you think about the challenges and limitations of installing panels on rooftops (correct angle, direction, access, curbside appeal…)

Check out these two videos that caught our eye. But in the meantime, keep on checking your lifestyle decisions to continue reducing your carbon footprint.


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Video Victor

Victor is our staff "video-head", and is always looking for and reviewing videos about green living and the environment.