Removing the Matrix of sociopathic structures controlling society today is the great task for the 21st century.
That objective may or may not happen instantaneously; however the replacement of the deteriorating infrastructure must gradually occur. Engineering, planning, production, and construction takes time to complete these massive projects.
Problem solving, innovations, inventions, and exploration are our thoughts; thus the bleak and nightmarish state of society is a field of challenges and opportunities. All are not hopelessly lost.
Creativity is not going away! ~Ron
Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and…
[Electric cars have actually been around for a long time. They’ve just never been very practical, due to the fact that they have to be recharged and there has never been an infrastructure for that. The Solar RoadwaysT allow electric cars to recharge at any rest stop or business that has a parking lot made up of Solar Road PanelsT. Drivers can recharge their vehicles while eating at a restaurant or shopping at a mall. And with what we’re currently paying at the gas pump, I think the conversion may be more acceptable to the American car owner than we may have thought imaginable!
We have the technology to solve this problem in a relatively short period of time, which may be all we have left.]
…pollution has taken a toll on our children. One of the members of our Advisory Board, Dr. Forrest Bird, invented the Bird Respirator, used worldwide in just about every hospital. Dr. Bird was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 1995 for saving countless thousands of lives with his respirators.
Scott Brusaw and Forrest Bird
Now 90 years old, Dr. Bird and his wife Dr. Pamela Bird (also on our Advisor Board and author of Inventing for Dummies) still travel the world, talking to doctors and hospitals and schools. Pam told us once that, 30 years ago, they’d go into an elementary school classroom and ask if any students had asthma. Occasionally, one hand would go up. Today, she tells us that 30% of the hands go up. Respiratory illnesses have escalated with the rise of pollutants being poured into our atmosphere. People who live in congested areas where auto exhaust is prevalent suffer a higher rate of respiratory illnesses than the rest of us.
I like to see people exercise their problem solving skills, and I predictably liked the concept for solar powered roads!
Thus I started researching this invention and while I continue to *sort details* and potential problems or drawbacks I think this invention should be given a trial-run project in a metropolitan area (initially, not the high speed expressways). Study the job creation, environmental impact, and all the other details estimated in the impact study for the implementation proposal. Will it meet its goal in the real world?
What improvements are needed? (piezoelectric elements and thermocouplers can produce energy 24 hours)?
Will it harm the community in any way?
The important unanswered question for me is the mass production process, will manufacturing use the petrochemicals currently mass produced or seek alternatives, which generally are more expensive?
That is the rub, generally new tech or alternative methodology is more expensive on initial start up, but will be reduced over time.
If used for nothing else they can be emergency stockpiled for disaster relief: “lowered down by helicopter after earthquakes etc. to provide needed [roadways,] power and light.”
They have reached their $1 Million Dollar Donations Goal!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
“Our immediate need is for the following: Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer (Production Specialist), Materials Engineer, and Environmental Engineer. Experience in solar, renewable energy or hydrology a bonus. We also need an experienced CFO.”
We plan to begin hiring in June and we’re looking for office space to rent in Sandpoint, Idaho. Our initial goal was for a bare bones staff, the minimal amount of design engineers that we estimated would help us make it to production. The additional funds that are being contributed now will allow us hire even more people, which will allow us to move even faster. Also there will be a need for parts, equipment and supplies.
Some of the additional positions on our wish list that that we also may be able to hire (depending on our final total) include: Software Engineers, IT Professionals, Cyber Security experts, etc.
We feel truly blessed and overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from around the world. The time for Solar Roadways has come, and you each now have a part in it – thank you so very much!
Please visit our FAQ page on our website: Solar Roadways FAQ