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    No surprise to anybody with any understanding of how the world works. Solar roads don't work at all.

    But the subsidies are entirely sustainable. Always more tax money to milk.

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    experiments involve failures. I have long questioned how durable these things would be. It is part of the reason I did not do solar shingles when I did my roof. Really expensive and far too experimental for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
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    No surprise to anybody with any understanding of how the world works. Solar roads don't work at all.

    But the subsidies are entirely sustainable. Always more tax money to milk.
    Until you run out of tax payers.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: Solar roads update

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    experiments involve failures. I have long questioned how durable these things would be. It is part of the reason I did not do solar shingles when I did my roof. Really expensive and far too experimental for me.
    No kidding.

    We can't keep up with repairing roads made up of asphalt. How can anyone possibly believe we could keep solar roads maintained?
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    No kidding.

    We can't keep up with repairing roads made up of asphalt. How can anyone possibly believe we could keep solar roads maintained?
    I am not sure many people ever believed they would work well to begin with. When I first heard of them, the only upside I saw was that they possible could lead to research into more durable materials. For electric generation, they were never going to work well. I do, however, wonder if it is viable to use heat absorption from asphalt to create a radiator type set up for bridges and overpasses to keep them from freezing over more readily in winter weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
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    No surprise to anybody with any understanding of how the world works. Solar roads don't work at all.

    But the subsidies are entirely sustainable. Always more tax money to milk.
    Do you have any evidence that the government is subsidizing solar roads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Media_Truth View Post
    Do you have any evidence that the government is subsidizing solar roads?
    What worl do you live in?

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    What worl do you live in?
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    Re: Solar roads update

    Quote Originally Posted by Media_Truth View Post
    Do you have any evidence that the government is subsidizing solar roads?
    Solar Roadways passes $1.4 million in crowdfunding: Just short of the $56 trillion required, but not bad for a crazy idea - ExtremeTech

    This article from 2014 says they've received $850k from the DoT.

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