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Solar Roadways PPT

  1. 1. Solar Roadways
  2. 2. Contents Introduction Theory Structure Advantages Disadvantages References
  3. 3. Introduction  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.  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.
  4. 4. Solar roadways involves Photovoltaic Effect
  5. 5. Structure of Solar Roadways 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  A number of ultra capacitors are also fitted in this layer to store energy for future use. 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
  6. 6. Structure of Solar Roadways
  7. 7. Technical Specification
  8. 8. Mechanism During winter
  9. 9. Accidents can be Avoided  The Solar Roadways can protect wildlife and motorists.  Load cells in the Solar Road Panels can detect if something is on the surface of the panel.  Load cells work like weight machines.  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.
  10. 10. Accidents can be Avoided
  11. 11. Illuminated Roads  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 cars are travelling, so the intelligent roadway will tell the LEDs to light up only when it senses cars on its surface .  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.
  12. 12. Illuminated Roads
  13. 13. Traffic Management Solutions Each Solar Road Panel contains a microprocessor that monitors and controls the panel, while communicating with neighboring panels and the vehicles travelling
  14. 14. Electric Vehicles (EVs) Electric vehicles  Electric vehicles (EVs) are on their way  More and more car manufacturers are offering electric vehicle options. How are EVs currently charged?  EVs can be recharged at any conveniently located rest 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.
  15. 15. Oil Independence Until now  By replacing our deterioration highway infrastructure with the Solar Roadways, we create a system that will support the recharging of all-electric vehicles.  Using all-electric vehicles will eliminate the need for fuel .  By the removal of internal combustion engine vehicle are easy to drive.
  16. 16. National Security  Our Roadway Infrastructure  GlobalWarming  Dependency on Foreign Oil
  17. 17. Advantages  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 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.
  18. 18. Advantages 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. 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.
  19. 19. Disadvantages  Initially, the start up and maintenance costs of building such roadways and parking lots is extremely high.  The average efficiency is currently 20%.  It cannot be constructed in the poorest developing nations due to the high initial start-up costs.
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  21. 21. References      www.google_patent
  22. 22. ThankYou Visit to download