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July 14, 2014

Inventor pushing to put solar on roads, highways

  • Solar Roadways' idea has garnered $850,000 in seed money from the feds and raised more than $2 million on a crowd-funding website.
    Associated Press

    Image courtesy www.solarroadways.com
    In addition to producing energy, the solar panels can melt away snow and ice, and display warning messages or traffic lines with LED lights.

    SPOKANE, — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

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