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Solar Roadways Introduces Prototype of Glass Solar Powered Highway

Post Time:Jan 05,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:246

 

Scott and Julie Brusaw, co-inventors and co-founders of 

 

In addition to the prototype solar road panel, the Brusaws built a 3-foot-by-3-foot crosswalk panel. In the video below, two children run onto the crosswalk panel. The crosswalk panel contains embedded load cells to determine when a weight — such as a pedestrian or some form of wildlife — is on its surface. The crosswalk panel begins to flash when a weight is detected. It also sends a signal to the solar road panel, which instructs the oncoming drivers to “slow down.” This demonstrates the ability of the road panels to communicate with one another along with any drivers traveling across their surfaces, according to the website.

 

Source: http://www.solarglazingmag.comAuthor: shangyi

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