I love this project and will admit, the energy of the video made me smile. Solar freakin’ roadways, man. However, I do have reservations about this idea.
What I mainly fear is that instead of “solar freakin’ roadways” becoming part of a new paradigm of sustainability and life, it will be just another pat-on-the-back environmentalist trick like recycling. Simply: is this progress or is this yet another desperate attempt at pumping the brakes on our own downfall?
Food for thought.
Anyway, despite my hesitance, I’m more or less behind this incredible project. They received funding from the US Federal Highway Administration for researching and building prototypes and their crowdfunding campaign over at Indiegogo, as of the publishing of this post, has surpassed their goal of $1 million. Because SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS.
What do you think? For or against? How successful (or not) do you see this being?