News!

Scroll below to see the new YERT video about the Solar Road Panel prototype and Scott's TEDx Talk.

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On the afternoon of July 6, 2011, YERT's Solar Roadways video passed one million views: Solar Roadways: The Prototype

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A film crew from Discovery Channel Canada visited us on January 25th to film a segment to be aired during the first week of February.
Discovery Channel
We'll post the times when they become available.

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VXRADIO
Scott Brusaw was interviewed on the VXRADIO show on December 15th, 2010

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GE Ecomagination

Solar Roadways Shifts into Drive with First Challenge Award

October 7th - Out of 3795 ideas submitted to the GE Ecomagination Challenge, Solar Roadways earned the largest amount of public votes, qualifying as the winner of the $50,000 award! Thank you so much to our friends, fans, and supporters for all of your votes and encouragement - may God bless you all as He has blessed us!

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NorthWest Solar Group
Scott Brusaw presented the Solar Roadways project to the NorthWest Solar Group on November 6th, 6:30pm at Saint Luke's Church at 515 South 312th Street, Federal Way, Washington. For further information, contact Robert Grothe, NorthWest Solar Group: rgrothe@tcmnet.com

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Living Tree
Scott was interviewed on Sustainable Living With Jo Keirns and John Skinner of Living Tree on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.

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Gadget Girlz
Gadget Girlz TV: A segment on Solar Roadways will be aired on "The Cave":
Thursday Oct 7 - 8am and 6:30pm
Saturday Oct 9 - 6:30am, 11:30am, 7pm
The Cave is a specialty channel broadcasted nationally across Canada.

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News: Our TEDx Talk was added today to the TEDx YouTube site: The Promise of Solar Roadways This is quite an honor and we're very proud to become a part of the TED community. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

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Solar Roadways is a proud participant in GE's Ecomagination Challenge: a contest created to find new ways of improving our energy grid with renewable energy. Visitors to the site are asked to vote for the best ideas. We'd appreciate your vote for the Solar Roadways entries (all three!). Thank you very much.

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Future in Review

From the FiReGlobal organization:
"Our Advisory Board has received a nomination for Solar Roadways, and has approved of Solar Roadways as a potentially world changing business that deserves to participate as 1 of 8 FiReStars at the FiReGlobal : West Coast Event on 11/11"

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J-WAVE
Scott will be interviewed by a radio station in Tokyo called J-WAVE at 1pm on August 19th. It is a program called Global Frontline, in which they "dial in foreign visionaries".

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TV Tokyo

TV Tokyo visited Solar Roadways on Monday, August 9th. They brought a film crew and interviewed Scott and filmed the Solar Road Panel prototype. Their combined audience averages 5-6 million viewers daily, including Japanese business leaders and influential politicians. Past guests include Steve Forbes, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett. Click on the TV Tokyo logo to see the video (hope you understand Japanese!).

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Inside Renewable Energy
Scott was interviewed by Stephen Lacey of Inside Renewable Energy. Click the logo to hear the interview (Solar Roadway runs from 8:30 to 15:00).

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KDKA News Radio
Scott will be interviewed again by Chris Moore of KDKA Newsradio 1020AM at 4pm eastern time on August 1st, 2010.

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Popular Science Radio
Part 1
Popular Science Radio
Part 2

Scott was interviewed by Alan Taylor on Popular Science Radio on July 10th.

Solar Roadways was featured in the July 2010 issue of Popular Science magazine, which is at the news stands now.

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KDKA News Radio
Scott was interviewed by Chris Moore of KDKA Newsradio 1020AM on June 27th. Click the logo to hear the interview.

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Green Fox
Scott was interviewed by Green Fox Radio WDEL 1150AM on June 17th. Click the logo to hear the interview.

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GRITtv - Ben Evans : Your Environmental Road Trip (YERT) talks about the Solar Roadways GRITtv

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TEDx logo TEDx

Scott presented the Solar Roadways at a TEDx Talk in Sacramento on April 16th. He was given 18 minutes for "The talk of his life" and it went great!

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June 10th - Scott and Alyssa presented at the
ISPE
IDAHO SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
100th Anniversary - 2010 Annual Meeting
"Creating the Next 100 Years With Engineering"

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Here's the new YERT video with the Solar Road Panel prototype!

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The 2010 EE Time ACE Awards were presented on April 27th in San Jose. Solar Roadways was one of four finalists for the "Most Promising Renewable Energy" award.

While we were in San Jose for the ACE Awards and the 2010 Embedded System Conference, we met with the Office of Economic Development in the City of San Jose: the "Capital of Silicon Valley".


Julie at the San Jose City Hall


This posh event even had a "Red Carpet"!


Scott on the red carpet: he's wearing Izod and Dockers for the event.


Alas, we didn't win. Congratulations go to National Semiconductor, the "Leading provider of analog and mixed-signal technologies for systems on a chip"

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SOLAR ROADWAYS NAMED FINALISTS OF PRESITIGIOUS 2010 EE TIMES ACE AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING RENEWABLE ENERGY AWARD

SOLAR ROADWAYS, SAGLE, IDAHO (MARCH 11, 2010) - Solar Roadways today announced it was named a finalist in TechInsight's EE Times Sixth Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards (www.eetimes-ace.com) for Most Promising Renewable Energy Award.

Solar Roadways is a company with a single purpose: to replace our nation's deteriorating highway infrastructure and crumbling power grid with an intelligent highway system that pays for itself through the generation of electricity and doubles as an intelligent, self-healing, decentralized power grid. The Solar Roadway is made of structurally engineered solar panels that are driven upon. These Solar Road Panels contain LEDs for painting the road lines from beneath the surface, a heating element to prevent snow/ice accumulation in northern climates, and a microprocessor board for control and communications.

"We've just completed our first prototype Solar Road Panel with funding from a U.S. Department of Transportation Phase I SBIR contract. Phase II involves a commercialization plan to begin the manufacturing process." said Scott Brusaw, President and CEO of Solar Roadways. A video demonstration of the prototype can be seen on the Solar Roadways website: www.solarroadways.com.

The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrates the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. Awards will be presented on April 27th during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. Awards are presented in 11 categories and are judged by the editors and a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives.

"The 2010 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture" said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times."

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Now this is what it's truly all about folks:

I saw your website on Solar Roadways and thought it would be a great idea for my 6th Grade Science fair project. I can't wait to tell and show people your ideas and hope they are as excited about this as I am. I'm including a picture of my class project (it has little LED's that flash to warn the driver of the turtle in the road). The solar panels charge rechargeable batteries and then - with a flip of the switch - the light and LED's turn on.

"Life is a Solar Highway"
Emily Austin's 6th Grade Science fair project for St. Mary Magdalen School 6A in Everett, Washington. Good luck Emily!

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Congratulations to Matthew Trinca and Sam Vasquez-Pablo of Loyola Marymount University for having their case study of the Solar Roadways accepted for publication at the IEEE International Systems Conference in San Diego.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AWARDS RESEARCH CONTRACT TO SOLAR ROADWAYS
Funds intelligent roads and parking lots

SOLAR ROADWAYS, SAGLE, IDAHO (August 25, 2009)- Solar Roadways today announced that it has been awarded a DOT contract that will enable them to prototype the first ever Solar Road Panel.

The Solar Roadways will collect solar energy to power businesses and homes via structurally-engineered solar panels that are driven upon, to be placed in parking lots and roadways in lieu of petroleum-based asphalt surfaces.

The Solar Road Panels will contain embedded LEDs which "paint" the road lines from beneath to provide safer nighttime driving, as well as to give up to the minute instructions (via the road) to drivers (i.e. "detour ahead"). The road will be able to sense wildlife on the road and can warn drivers to "slow down". There will also be embedded heating elements in the surface to prevent snow and ice buildup, providing for safer winter driving. This feature packed system will become an intelligent highway that will double as a secure, intelligent, decentralized, self-healing power grid which will enable a gradual weaning from fossil fuels.

Replacing asphalt roads and parking lots with Solar Roadway panels will be a major step toward halting climate change. Fully electric vehicles will be able to recharge along the roadway and in parking lots, finally making electric cars practical for long trips.

It is estimated that is will take roughly five billion (a stimulus package in itself) 12' by 12' Solar Road Panels to cover the asphalt surfaces in the U.S. alone, allowing us to produce three times more power than we've ever used as a nation - almost enough to power the entire world.

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Solar Roadways didn't win, but it was a great experience and a much needed break. Congratulations to Cymbet Corporation.

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ACE Awards Finalist
SOLAR ROADWAYS NAMED FINALIST OF PRESTIGIOUS 2009 EE TIMES ACE AWARD FOR BEST ENABLER AWARD FOR GREEN ENGINEERING
Solar Roadways is Among Industry's Elite

SOLAR ROADWAYS SAGLE, IDAHO (February 20, 2009) - Solar Roadways today announced it was named a Finalist in TechInsight's EE Times fifth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards (www.eetimes-ace.com) for Best Enabler Award for Green Engineering.

Solar Roadway's technology was selected a Finalist due to its ability to replace our nation's crumbling highway infrastructure with an intelligent highway system that pays for itself by doubling as the nation's power plant (100% clean renewable energy) and serves as a self-healing, decentralized, "smart grid".

"It's an economic stimulus package in itself - we anticipate 2.5 million new full-time jobs in assembly alone," said Scott Brusaw, President & CEO of Solar Roadways. Scott was invited to the D.C. area last year to do Solar Roadways presentations for the Booz Allen Hamilton Corporation and again for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

EE Times ACE Awards are presented in 20 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives. The judges will choose winners in all of the nomination-based categories.

"The 2009 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times.

The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, will be recognized at the EE Times ACE Awards Presentation on March 31, 2009, as part of TechInsight's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America.

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