Driveways, parking lots, bike paths, sidewalks, courtyards, pool surrounds, outdoor dance floors, airport surfaces, cemeteries, race tracks, outdoor sporting arenas, the list goes on and on.
Imagine a playground for instance: The LEDs can be configured in any way imaginable. Four square courts, dodge ball circles, hop-scotch, chess/checkers, basketball courts… you can “paint” anything you want, any time you want.
Patterns can be reconfigured and changed daily. Games can be created (chase the moving circle, spelling games, tic-tac-toe) – your imagination is your only limitation. The more time we spend imagining the post Solar Roadways world, the more excited we become!
Think of all the unused surface area on an airport tarmac: The embedded LEDs of the Solar Road Panels could be used to paint runway lines and numbers and spell out instructions to pilots. This could all be controlled and updated in real time by air traffic and ground traffic controllers.
JFK International Airport
Now, imagine amusement parks: this is Disneyland and the surrounding area in southern California (notice the massive amounts of asphalt and concrete surfaces just baking in the sun):
Different "lands" could have different color schemes via the multitude of LED color choices. The lighted paths would enhance safety and reduce slipping from snow and ice in more northern climates. Imagine what the electric bill must be for an amusement park and how much energy could be collected from their huge parking lots and paths.
An "alternative internet" - and the ability to get it right this time. We've been improving the current internet for decades, but imagine being able to start all over with the lessons that have been learned. With the Solar Roadways' ability to provide internet services to all homes and businesses connected to the system, a brand new internet system can coexist with the current internet. An alternative internet that can be improved beyond anything we're currently used to: unimaginable speed and flexibility.
No more "dead spots" for cell phones, iPads, Kindles, etc. The Solar Roadways' ability to carry data lines alongside the roadways provides the means to carry signals anywhere roads are located. What does this mean? For an example, consider cell phone reception: cell phone towers can't provide coverage for vehicles in tunnels. The current solution is called a "leaky" cable: a coaxial cable with slots in the outer conductor:
A receiver (such as an antenna) is located at the entrance of the tunnel and connected to the leaky cable, which runs the length of the tunnel. The slots in the cable allow for receiving and transmitting cellular phone signals. Using this leaky cable technology alongside the Solar Roadways would eliminate the need for cell towers. We'd have outstanding cell phone reception anywhere a road can be found. A leaky cable can work for several hundred meters, so "dead spots" would be virtually eliminated. Leasing the leaky cable to cellular signal providers is an additional method of generating revenue with the Solar Roadways system. Imagine what this does for radio reception, TV reception, etc.
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