The Dutch are so progressive. There’s Amsterdam and its legalized vices, of course, and now there’s the first functioning solar road that converts sunlight into energy.
The company behind this, SolaRoad, uses a concept and design very similar to Solar Roadways’ (minus the LEDs and signals), though I’m not sure which company had the idea first. Who cares, really? The idea is so great that I hope everyone “invents” or develops something like this. The solar road is comprised of giant solar panels that turn sunlight into electricity and then feed that power back into the local energy grid so it can run street lights and traffic signals, as well as household equipment.