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  • J.P.M.
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    Originally posted by jflorey2 View Post
    Well, vehicle shade won't be much of an issue; most roads in America are empty 99% of the time if you look at any one point along the road. However, shade from trees etc will be a big issue.

    I've never really understood the desire to put PV _in_ roads. If you really want to install PV on highways, put them overhead. You get the benefits of shading/protection from the elements, it's easy to get access to install them and you save on snow removal costs. And no 18-wheelers will be driving on them.
    [FONT=comic sans ms]How about this: Dig up the road bed, lower the road surface 30 ft. or so and cover it with solar arrays at surface level + 5 feet or so for side access. Then add mass transit above/below/along side (in the trench). Might make the design a bit easier for external loads closer to the ground and give a bunch of dirt pushers a new make work project.[/FONT]
    Last edited by J.P.M.; 05-03-2016, 12:15 AM. Reason: spelling

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  • SunEagle
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    Originally posted by jflorey2 View Post
    Well, vehicle shade won't be much of an issue; most roads in America are empty 99% of the time if you look at any one point along the road. However, shade from trees etc will be a big issue.

    I've never really understood the desire to put PV _in_ roads. If you really want to install PV on highways, put them overhead. You get the benefits of shading/protection from the elements, it's easy to get access to install them and you save on snow removal costs. And no 18-wheelers will be driving on them.
    Over the roads make more sense the "being the road".

    One thing most people forget when I talk about what "shade" is. A roadway gets a lot of tire wear as well as dirt, oil, bird crap, etc. All that will be on the road and it all blocks an amount of sun that will be a lot more than what gets on over head mounted panels.

    And as you noted add to that dirt with the continuous pounding of the vehicles. IMO that road surface will start to get deformation and breakage. Shutting down a road to repair it is hard when it is made of what we have now. Fixing a high tech structure will require more road blockage and much higher costs to repair.
    Last edited by SunEagle; 05-02-2016, 08:26 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • Sunking
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    Absolutely nothing GREEN about Off-Grid silly. It is a Big Fat Lie. The system will never generate more electricity than it takes to makes all the equipment. It takes a lot of power to make batteries and replace them every couple of years. Off Grid also requires a generator. So much for your idea.

    More jobs. Get Real. Yeah more jobs in China and putting high paying utility jobs out of work. Who taught you that garbage.

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  • jflorey2
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    Originally posted by SunEagle View Post
    Unfortunately any type of solar road way will not work well due to the amount of shading it will get from the vehicles on it or from signs or trees along the way. The cost to install and maintain a solar road way will never pay for the amount of energy is can produce.
    Well, vehicle shade won't be much of an issue; most roads in America are empty 99% of the time if you look at any one point along the road. However, shade from trees etc will be a big issue.

    I've never really understood the desire to put PV _in_ roads. If you really want to install PV on highways, put them overhead. You get the benefits of shading/protection from the elements, it's easy to get access to install them and you save on snow removal costs. And no 18-wheelers will be driving on them.

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  • bcroe
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    Every year here I watch roads being pounded to bits under the traffic & weather. We have patches everywhere. Anyone who thinks
    the current state of solar collection could work on roads, hasn't begun to think about how a practical system might be built. Bruce Roe

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  • SunEagle
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    Unfortunately any type of solar road way will not work well due to the amount of shading it will get from the vehicles on it or from signs or trees along the way. The cost to install and maintain a solar road way will never pay for the amount of energy is can produce.

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  • erashish14
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    Review - Solar Roof on Roads with Advertisements

    Hi All,

    Just need a reviews from Solar Experts about the below thought,

    To implement Solar Energy Everywhere in Very Less & at the Same Time,

    #SolarRoadWithAds - Benefits :-

    1. Solves - Solar Energy (LAND & FUNDs) Issue,
    2. All 3 Sectors (Govt, Private, Public) will be Profited,
    3. NO Subsidy Required for Solar Panels,
    4. Rain Water Harvesting,
    5. Reduces Pollution,
    6. Reduces Road Maintenance Cost,
    7. Transmission losses reduces,
    8. Reduces Road Accidents,
    9. Save Traveling Time,
    10.More Jobs / Reduces Unemployment n Many more...



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