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.
Road Surface Layer:
The road surface layer is semi- transparent and is of high
The sunlight can still pass through it to the cells where solar
energy is collected.
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
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
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.
Each Solar Road Panel contains a microprocessor that
monitors and controls the panel, while communicating
with neighboring panels and the vehicles travelling
Electric vehicles (EVs) are on their way
More and more car manufacturers are offering electric
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
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
By the removal of internal combustion engine vehicle
are easy to drive.
Our Roadway Infrastructure
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
Solar Roadways, which acts as a conduit for these signals
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
As Solar power is renewable, it obviously requires no
external connection to an artificial power source.
With induction plating embedded inside these roads, all
electric cars can be recharged while in motion on top of
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%.
It cannot be constructed in the poorest developing
nations due to the high initial start-up costs.