I've always thought o myself, "Me, why do we fill up beautiful fields with solar panels when there are plenty of uglier places to put them. Like streets. Asphalt is ugly. Why can't we have solar panel roads?"
Of course, I'm kind of a sarcastic jerk, so I reply to myself, "Oh, yeah. Great idea stupid (that's harsh) why don't we cover the roads with a bunch of solar panels so they all get broken the first time an 18 wheeler drives across them. Brilliant. Dummy. "
Well, optimistic/inquisitive me is feeling pretty smug today after watching this video for Solar Roads. Someone came up with a way to make roads made of solar panels that will hold up to traffic AND you can play Donkey Kong on them. Check this out. WANT!