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Last September, we told you about the idea for a solar road that would generate power, even when used as normal. Vehicles would drive on the road, but a translucent glass surface backed by photovoltaic solar collectors would suck up the sun's energy into super- and ultracapacitors throughout the day. In some areas at some times, the energy would be used to heat the road and melt snow and ice, but the real holy grail here, IMHO, is to plug the road into the grid. Apparently, by using this three-l

Some people have said that the U.S. highway system is "the silliest thing that any people ever did to themselves." Well, if we replaced at least some of the endless roads in this country with the solar-heat-storing asphalt developed by Ooms Avenhorn Holding BV, I think that would go a long way to making the highways a lot less silly.

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