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  • Why do we not have this already?

    http://trendinghot.net/invention-wil...ld-just-watch/

    Why? JUST WHY!?!?!
    "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
    Plato

  • #2
    Just quickly off the top of my head, everyone would steal them.

    Those that arent stolen are only 10% percent efficient and would cost trillions to install, then trillions to replace as new ones are more efficient.

    Plus they would get stolen or nobheads would smash them up for fun.

    In an ideal world, great idea.

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    • #3
      Yeah the first thing which springs to mind is: cost, as EW said. That's a lot of road to replace, and I would imagine that a square km would probably cost about a thousand times as much as the same square km of plain ole tarmac or whatever.

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      • #4
        is there not a single place on the internet that you can't get away from SOLAR FREEKIN ROADWAYS

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        • #5
          Amazing stuff, if it would work in the real world.

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          • #6
            if every road and path was full of them you still think they would all get stolen?

            i find it interesting that's where you mind goes dude, but i don't feel the same way. ok maybe some would, world is full of nobheads but i doubt they all would. also if there were billions of them made they would be dirt cheap so as more are made cost would be less of an issue.

            i personally think that the local authorities would look after a road surface like this much more than they do the current one as it would also be a source of income.

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            Originally posted by DoubleTop View Post
            is there not a single place on the internet that you can't get away from SOLAR FREEKIN ROADWAYS

            I've started blocking people who post it
            i am made up that one of the renewable power sources is getting a usable application that has so many benefits


            also, THEY'RE SOLAR FREEKIN ROADWAYS
            Last edited by luke22; 30-05-14, 16:34.
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            • #7
              My mind goes to stolen as thats what people would do, they nick phone and internet cables, paving slabs, plant pots, literally anything so they dont have to pay for stuff, even stuffed toys of my nephews grave.

              Plus making billions of them is still going to cost trillions.


              Its a good idea but would never happen, they dont even make it mandatory for new buildings to have them.

              Freedom isn't free"



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              • #8
                well maybe that should be the first step?
                "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
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                • #9
                  Excited but slightly skeptical.

                  Would love to see these trialled though in "secure" locations such as airports, army bases, and business parks etc with 24/7 surveillance.

                  I'd also love to see some actual specs of how much power they can produce in different conditions, how much they cost to make, how much they cost to install, etc.
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                  • #10
                    Dirty big trucks running over them, sure will ruin them over time. Imagine road works to fix broken pipes etc cutting into expensive panels. Cost to install, also what do with all power generated at moment in time? Grip issues as glassy surface, also argue how efficient they will be with traffic on them as cars will be casting shadows an blocking direct sunlight.

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                    • #11
                      they are all modular kev, lift half the road and the other side still links them all together.

                      it would make lifting them easier and faster than needing to relay macadam surfaces.

                      i agree the surface condition will be a concern but if you're looking for arguments against any solar tech casting shadows is a touch weak sauce. i mean we are in england ffs the clouds do that more often than not anyway...


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                      the more i think about it the more i think it would reduce time taken with roadworks. if all the underground pipes and cable ran in channels then it would be much faster to lift these, fix/replace any issue underground and then slap these back over the top.

                      they could also be fitted with sensors which signaled any gas or water leaks in that area.
                      Last edited by luke22; 30-05-14, 19:15.
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                      • #12
                        Well you wouldn't cut into the panels to fix pipes, you'd life the panels.

                        Grip issues I doubt will be an issue, else they'll never be approved for use.

                        I would also hope that the top coating/surface would be replaceable due to wear.
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                        • #13
                          Wouldn't they severely impede traction when wet?


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Col View Post
                            Wouldn't they severely impede traction when wet?
                            Doesn't matter - there SOLAR FREEKIN ROADWAYS
                            Originally posted by omega
                            He's trying to lick the inside of his brain though, doesn't that count for something??

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                            • #15
                              you can make the covers with many textures for varying amounts of grip i would imagine.
                              "Those able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses."
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