I kind of (and by that I mean intensely) want to have this in my home.
The road would eliminate truck emissions, and is being tested in a corridor that connects the port to downtown.
The experimental system is being built along a mile of the corridor to test how highly polluting diesel truck traffic could instead run on emission-free electric power.
Hmm. Curious. Not sure how I feel about it…
I’m so taken with the concept of the solar panels that look like glass, that now when I see things like this, I think, “This could be what future generations mean when they talk about a ‘powerhouse’.”
I mean, just think about it. Things like individual homes and offices could use clear glass windows to generate their own power - they could be “self-sufficient,” e.g., not pulling from the public power grid; their windows would do double duty as windows and solar panels. However, things like stop lights, street lights, monuments, and other public facilities could be powered by the public grid, which could be made up of these “powerhouses” placed throughout the city as art installations. It could be like those citywide contests where artists paint a life-size cow or horse (or in the case of Cleveland, larger-than-life guitar) statue in their own style. There could be a template and a requirement for a certain number of square inches/feet of solar glass, artists would bid for an opportunity to design one that would be placed somewhere visible and strategic within the city.
I really hope the future of our power infrastructure moves toward solar. There are so many interesting technological developments that would be so cool to see in action.