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Legendary Route 66 To Be “Solar Road”?

Route 66

According to some news, the authorities of the State of Missouri are planing to install solar panels on the part of the famous historical Route 66. The resulting energy would be used for road lighting, but also for melting snow and ice on the sections that are exposed to snowfall. The project is conducted in cooperation with the company Solar Roadways, which has designed a special solar panels (weigh about 70 pounds each), and can reportedly support the weight of semi-trucks.

Route 66
Route 66

They have an asphalt-like traction surface so cars won’t slip and skid, and they’re fitted with LED lights to create lines and signage without paint. Also, the panels can warm up to thaw icy roads.are durable enough to withstand weight of cars and weatherproof.
One of the advantages of solar roads is that they are composed of modular units, if necessary (due to damage or failure) can be easily replaced. However, the biggest obstacle to the mass use of solar panels on the roads for now is their high cost, as well as the cost of maintaining.

Route 66
Route 66

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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