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Solar

Roadways
Introduction

Theory

Structure

Contents
Advantages

Disadvantages

References
 The Solar Roadways consists of structurally engineered
solar panels that we drive on.

 Each Solar Road Panel (roughly 12’ by 12’) interlinks with


neighboring panels to form the Solar Roadways system.
Introduction
 The Solar Roadway generates electrical power from the
sun and becomes a nation’s decentralized, intelligent,
self-healing power grid, replacing our current
deteriorating power distribution infrastructure.
Solar
roadways
involves
Photovoltaic
Effect
Road Surface Layer:
 The road surface layer is semi- transparent and is of high
strength.
 The sunlight can still pass through it to the cells where solar
energy is collected.

Electronics Layer
Structure  A number of ultra capacitors are also fitted in this layer to
store energy for future use.
of Solar
Roadways Base Plate Layer:
 It has the responsibility of distributing the power being
collected from the electronic layer.
 The energy thus collected is transmitted to homes
linked to the Solar Roadway
Structure of
Solar
Roadways
Technical
Specification
Mechanism
During winter
 The Solar Roadways can protect wildlife and motorists.
 Load cells in the Solar Road Panels can detect if something
Accidents is on the surface of the panel.
can be  Load cells work like weight machines.
Avoided  In the event that an animal does get onto the Solar
Roadway, oncoming drivers will be warned via embedded
LEDs of the danger ahead and will be given plenty of time to
slow down.
Accidents
can be
Avoided
 Illuminated Roads Unlike the dark roads we drive on by
night today, the Solar Roadways will have LEDs which will
"paint" the lanes .

 There is no need to expend energy lighting roads when no


Illuminated cars are travelling, so the intelligent roadway will tell the
LEDs to light up only when it senses cars on its surface .
Roads
 This way, drivers will know an oncoming car is ahead when
they see the lights on the other side of the road begin to
light up ahead.
Illuminated
Roads
Each Solar Road Panel contains a microprocessor that
monitors and controls the panel, while communicating
with neighboring panels and the vehicles travelling

Traffic
Management
Solutions
Electric vehicles
 Electric vehicles (EVs) are on their way
 More and more car manufacturers are offering electric
vehicle options.
Electric
Vehicles How are EVs currently charged?
 EVs can be recharged at any conveniently located rest
(EVs) stop, or at any business that incorporates Solar Road
Panels in their parking lots .
 Owners can plug their cars in and recharge while not
driving.
 By replacing our deterioration highway infrastructure
with the Solar Roadways, we create a system that will
support the recharging of all-electric vehicles.
Oil
Independence  Using all-electric vehicles will eliminate the need for
fuel .
Until now
 By the removal of internal combustion engine vehicle
are easy to drive.
 Our Roadway Infrastructure
National
Security  Global Warming

 Dependency on Foreign Oil


 The Solar Roadway distributes its electrical power to all
businesses and homes connected to the system via their
parking lots and driveways (made up of Solar Road Panels).

 In addition to electrical power, data signals (cable TV, high-


speed internet, telephone, etc.) also travel through the
Advantages Solar Roadways, which acts as a conduit for these signals
(cables).

 This feature eliminates the unsightly power lines, utility


poles, and relay stations we see all over the countryside.
Military And Rescue Assitants
 In the event of an environmental disaster or military
emergency, Solar roadways would provide power when it is
needed most.
 As Solar power is renewable, it obviously requires no
external connection to an artificial power source.

Advantages On-the-Go Charging


 With induction plating embedded inside these roads, all
electric cars can be recharged while in motion on top of
these roads.
 This would reduce the costs and the time-inconvenience to
wait at a charging station.
 Initially, the start up and maintenance costs of building
such roadways and parking lots is extremely high.

 The average efficiency is currently 20%.


Disadvantages
 It cannot be constructed in the poorest developing
nations due to the high initial start-up costs.
Images
 www.solarroadways.com
 www.futureenergy.com
 www.techli.com
 www.examinar.com
 www.google_patent search.com
References
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