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Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

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The sun’s rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

Click here to read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2016/03/160310-will-we-soon-be-riding-on-solar-roads/

PRODUCER: Inediz
VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR: Fabrice Caterini and Claire Jeantet
MUSIC: Chris Zabriskie

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31 Comments on "Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?"

  1. PutBoy says:

    Just build the solar panels on the side of the roads… This is such a wasteful and idiotic idea.

  2. Spending money for HALF of the capacity of a standart solar panel… very intellingent.

  3. Karyl Debolt says:

    great to see that… I made it too. Using inplix handbooks :)

  4. J May says:

    I'm buying an 80's car and google smart glasses and go cruisin on this shit listening to Power Glove and La Roux.

  5. J May says:

    Omg please please let this happen it look fkn amazing now we can live in the future now

  6. My works too. I used Inplix handbooks and build it without any problems.

  7. In response to the title: No, no they can't. NEXT!

  8. Freddi Fish says:

    There's no way a country could every afford to do any of this with the cost of materials alone. Then you have to think about all the new and very costly infrastructure needed to transport the electricity. Can you imagine the mess a snowplow would make out of this after a few dozen passes? Then there's the maintenance costs… and it goes on and on. I would imagine if someone looks into the cost doing this it would get into the 10's if not 100's of trillion dollars very quickly. Most countries are struggling to maintain their existing roadways… this is pure fantasy land bullshit.
    I can't believe this stuff gets past the first step. As soon as someone says solar power it's seems like some switch for critical and logical thinking gets turned off in the brain.
    I am actually surprised they didn't disable comments for this video like the solar freaking highways ones did.

  9. TheCetarius says:

    What about putting panels on roofs instead of roads?

  10. Yaqub says:

    This is unscientific, idiotic, and expensive.

  11. Landrew0 says:

    You couldn't imagine a worse place to put a solar panel.

  12. andygreat423 says:

    Needless to say, we will never have something like this in Los Angeles.

  13. ATA1201058 says:

    Interesting, but they'd be better off focusing on solar panels for homes.

  14. bokeflo says:

    One day soon we maybe driving along solar roads.

  15. epoc parody says:

    we should be careful with this, 'cuase do we really want the power companies owning the road?
    Also, wouldn't it be good to start small now, and set solar power up along side large highways that already exist?

  16. Ragnarok X says:

    Great , the Earth' re dying , it 's a luck for saving it

  17. Algis1184 says:

    like all the roads it will worn out one day

  18. Craig Viar says:

    Better to put them on roof tops and sun facing walls. Less wear and tear. Don't have to deal with dirt and grime and crap covering them up and reducing efficiency. But then again, if you just put them on buildings people would want to tap directly into them and bypass the power companies. We can't have that now can we? 

  19. Andesite says:

    Finding ways to save electricity rather than finding ways of creating more is way better

  20. MpowerdAPE says:

    Short answer :  Cost inefficient.

  21. woawww….that is genius shit right heree

  22. 66tbird1 says:

    total waste for so many reasons.

  23. Mike Zeke says:

    national geographic? unsubscribe.

  24. Gran Darf says:

    No. Thunderf00t debunked this moronic idea.

  25. Jrm Her says:

    can't understand wtf they are saying.

  26. Won't the solar panels get less light if they are smeared with mud and dust.

  27. Chewie316 says:

    Sounds great but winters in the cities mean salting and scraping to clear roads of ice and snow. How tough can they be?

  28. Question: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?
    Answer: NO.

  29. Lanibear says:

    I remember this idea from a while back being on the show Eureka!

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