How's this for an insane idea that just might work Scott in Julie Bruce aw have been working on making roads out of solar panels I know that sounds crazy but listen to this quote finding a way to replace regular concrete roads with ones they can better services stable world has long been their dream the solar panels are covered with four square foot glass hexagon panels the glass panels are designed not only to withstand the heaviest I've trucks bar also textured encouraging tires to grip the surface and water to run of.
The solar panels underneath generate energy from the Sun which can not only power nearby communities but also the electric vehicles they drive above them the power could also fuel embedded heating elements that would melt ice and snow a century making plateaus obsolete to top it all off the power also lights up yellow LED lights instead of painted on road lines making nighttime driving safer so is this again it's a seemingly crazy idea but it's actually working so far it's been boosted by two phases of funding that they've received from the.
US Federal Highway Administration and they've successfully built up parking lot that they say can withstand wat generate electricity in ultimately help fight climate change we think that this is like a road up the future all the things I just listed they could do that's fuckin mind blowing you can create get a concrete roads and have like a smart road basically now the roads if installed everywhere which I knows a really optimistic goal at least right now who knows what the future holds but it has the ability to cut American greenhouse gas production.
By 75 percent are you wanna talk about really making a dent in climate change cutting carbon emissions seventy five percent that's amazing are so as a right now they have an IndieGoGo campaign they're trying to raise a million dollars they have about 250,000 dollars right now and they even have their first big time customer the town of standpoint Idaho wants to be the first to implement these kinds roads look I think it's the future url immediately say if it's not this specifically that's the future it's going to be something similar because we.
Can't meet continue with this you know the kind engines we have now in the car pollution that we're doing now in now we know the toll it takes on the environment in the planet n is just not sustainable it's not sustainable and the problem is that as a right now it's so hard to really get these things going and really implementing it but because the fossil fuel industry has a stranglehold on the government in fact I'm surprised they even got a grant from the uh Federal Highway Administration.
Burning Stuff With 2000F Solar Power!!
In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that's hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn't. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame and found the focal point, then added some concrete tiles as a base for my projects. Ok, I've got power, and I'll test it out with this piece of wood and when the light makes contact.
I've got instant fire. The sunlight at this spot is around 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to melt this spot of concrete into a glowing orange liquid. I'm curious to see what I can do with all this heat so I've filled a glass bottle with water and I'll punch a hole in the cap. It's incredible to see that the instant I focus my lens on the bottle, it starts smoking. Just a few moments later this water is so hot it's boiling, and I'm a little nervous the bottle might blow. Yep, there it goes. The glass pieces are melting and that's cool,.
But now I want to try this on some food. I'll get some hot dogs, and when they hit the beam they really do get hot. This might be a little well done for my taste, and I'm still hungry so let's try an egg. The egg is actually working very well. It's so reflective it doesn't burn as fast, and even my wife is interested. A little salt and pepper and it's tempting to try a bite. Ok, so I wasn't actually expecting to eat this, but it looks safe enough, and.
Even my kids are anxious to try. Surprisingly, it's pretty good. Alright, let's see what else this will do. I'll try burning a penny, and, wow, it melted. How about a stack of pennies Yep, they're nothing but liquid metal now, and I'm thinking that slag in the mixture must be what's left of the copper coating. It's only taking about 4 seconds to melt these, and melting metal is really great, but now I want to see something burst. I wonder what would happen to this egg It's spewing some kind of debris and smoking like crazy. I hear.
Some little pops and it's even forming some interesting growths. huh, Look at that. But no explosion. How about if I put a pop top on this bottle of water and let the pressure build up Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Let's do that again. The lid is back on, and pressure is building. Awesome! Alright, the sun is setting and I've readjusted my Aframe. I'm just wondering if this would ignite gasoline. It does. Hopefully it goes without saying that this is very dangerous and you shouldn't try this at home. Well, I'm convinced there's.
An insane amount of power behind these lenses. If you'd like to see where I got this one, take a look at my tutorial on how I hacked it out of an old TV. This one boiled water in less than a minute, welded a nickel to concrete, and instantly torched any piece of wood in it's way. Well that was fun, but I'm still hungry so I'll put everything away and go get some real home cooking. That's it for now. If you liked this project, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at thekingofrandom.
SolarLayer Every Surface is a Solar Panel
Hi, I'm Luke. And I'm here to show you one of the coolest most revolutionary things you'll see in your life. Do you see this road It looks like a normal road. It isn't. It's Magic! It happens that if I put a low voltage bulb in it. It lights Up! It turns on! The road is generating electricity. By itself. All the way. Can you imagine what that means For the last four years we have been researching and developing a nano molecular technology we now call the Solar Layer.
The SolarLayer can be mixed with the standard and industrialized Pavement fabrication process Transforming roads to low voltage electricity generators If we use this technology in a responsible way During the next 20 to 25 years Every road on earth can become A solar panel Solving all our energy requirements No need for coal burning, Gas burning Biodiesel use and no need. For nuclear power. Clean Water, clean Soil and clean Air Cheap, green energy for all of us. Especially for the third world, that relies mainly on nonrenewable energies. Now. Pavement is deployed by governments, you might say.
Then what about ourselves, in a smaller scale It turns out that the solar layer can be mixed with house paintings too Your roof, your walls, your ceiling Indoor and outdoor, can all generate electricity The Big Picture is. That every constructed surface on the planet Can become an electric generator With the proper development, it can even Be placed inside glass windows If deployed in a large scale We can start a green energy revolution And it can completely change The way we think about our global energy supplies One in a production line.
Solar Layer will be cheap and accessible to everyone Now, there is one more thing. Every day, we can be reminded how we Coexist with nature And how we must cherish and protect that relationship For the future of our humanity So many of today global conflicts go around energy So we know that this technology has the potential to revolutionize the world Reduce conflicts between nations And give peace, a chance. To reach this point, we had to invent Several technologies and put thousands of hours In research and analysis.
E470 Solar Powered Toll Road
Music Colorado is blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. As energy sources go, there is none that's more powerful or abundant than the sun. E470 now uses solar power to produce 49 of the electricity used along the 17mile stretch of the tollway running the eastern perimeter of the Denver metro area. Completed in 2012, it's one of the largest solar power installations on a tollway in America. The sun's power is captured by 22 solar arrays alongside E470 and converted to electricity linked to the Xcel Energy power grid.
In the first year, 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity were produced, helping power road surveillance cameras, road signage, variable message signs and streetlights, toll collection equipment, plazas, maintenance facilities, and the E470 headquarters building. In addition, E470 did not bear any cost to construct, maintain, or operate the solar project. An alternative energy company, Adamas Investments, partnered with RSB funds to provide the capital for Martifer Solar USA to install and maintain the equipment. E470 purchases electricity from the investment group at a fixed rate, which is estimated to save over $1 million in energy cost over 20 years.
Road To Wanderlust The Peace Love Car Episode 4 The World Is Your Playground
MUSIC PLAYING The trip, in general, for me has been about just doing stuff and just playing and just doing things that makes us happy. I'm originally from North Dakota. I grew up in a town of 200. I moved to a town of 40,000 and went to college, and it's completely flat, devoid of mountains, no oceans, there's nothing really adventurous to do. I really feel like that the world is our playground and somehow we've forgotten as we've grown up, similar to when you have child and you're giving them.
All these amazing toys and then you see them playing with the cardboard. And they have a great time because they are using their imagination and inventing new things. I feel like the world is the same and our lives are the same. So in a sense, as we grow up, we start paying more attention or paying pay more attention to our toys like our electronics, our lifestyles, and our clothing. And we forget about the adventurous part. We forget about the cardboard. We forget about the alley that's down the road that you can go.
And set up slack lines. Or we forget about just looking at any body of water and using it as a pool or something that you can play on. If you look a little deeper, there's buildings that you can climb. There's bridges you can sleep on top of. There's caves you can explore. There's trees you can swing out of. Adventure's everywhere, and what helped me focus in on staying active and engaged in a community that's flat, is finding a community of people that were also looking for adventure.
It's been important for me in a sense to see how, while traveling, we're also more open to seeing this idea. So finding adventure anywhere. When we go on our run and we're like, oh, yeah, we tell our friends, which our the locals, we went on this trail. And they're like, oh, I've never been there. And they've been living in that place for ten years. I don't know why I do half the things we do. I just do it because it's fun. I don't have any deep meaning behind them.
Road To Wanderlust The Peace Love Car Episode 5 Living On Your Own Terms, By Your Own Rules
MUSIC PLAYING The peace car has been in my life since 2004. It's been making me happy and bringing me on tons of adventures, and it's amazing to see the effects it has in other people's lives. Driving through gas stations, people just come up and start telling their whole life story to you just because the car has that inviting energy. Scenic Route 38. LAUGHING As you all know, The peace car is dying. I still haven't accepted it yet, but it is dying. And so thinking about the car dying.
And no longer being on the road was a really tough challenge for me and Raquel to kind of come to terms with. So we really brainstormed, and Raquel came up with this great idea to kill the car instead of just letting it die off. So we were going to tutorial the process of killing the car, which was driving to all 50 states. In a sense, it feels like the entire road trip, it was about going to Alaska. It's the furthest in the US that we could go through road.
And it's also this area in which it's so different. It's so wild still. And even the road there, it's long, and quiet, and desolated. There's no people, but it just means there's more wilderness. There's more animals. It's just wonderful. This is Sam. This is a freaking huge bison. One of my life goals was to make it to all 50 states. It took me quite a while to finally make it to Alaska. One of the reasons was I wanted to have enough time when I got to Alaska to actually stay there and really experience it.
So I just kept putting it off, and putting it off. And finally this trip came along where we're going to go to all 50 states in one go. So I had to go to Alaska even though I only had a week to be there, and I really wish I would've went earlier when I had just a week to be there. Because it's such an amazing place. And the journey up there's breathtaking. Amazing mountains, rivers, all kinds of activities, and no people. Like there's just no one anywhere.
You can drive for hours and not see anyone. Going to Alaska felt almost like an expedition that we happened to do in a car. The peace car brakes all the time, and that's a given. It's going to break, right You never know when it's going to break. You never even know how it's going to break, where you're going to be. Really any problem that arises can be solved. It might take a little bit of extra energy, right You have to let go of that attachment or expectation.
The Beast Ebike by Daymak Toronto, Ontario
Gas prices are on the rise pollution is getting worse traffic is not getting any better the solution to city driving riding ebikes are much more popular these days and now people are using them as their main means of transportation but they do have limitations you or you can only ride them on paved roads you need to plug them in. We spent over two years developing this product. We wanted something different something unique we came up with the beast the beast is an on road and an offroad bike that goes.
Anywhere and charges anywhere just imagine you can ride anywhere from the beach to the trails offroad or in in the city what makes his bike unique it's a solar battery pack that we developed it features three solar panels that trickle charge battery continuously it adds up to ten kms per day or seven miles for every 10 hours of daylight so while you're sitting or what you're writing the bike is recharging you go to work you come back and your batteries are charged California Utah Nevada it also comes with USB ports we can plug in your iPod to iPod on your notebook.
And it is actually portable so you use it as a battery backup generator this ebike thanks to this technology is one of the greenest vehicles on the market today it's been really exciting riding the Beast electric bicycle around people's reaction has given us a lot of feedback that we have incorporated in our Design we at Daymak believe in creating cool products that reduce the carbon footprint we believe with the Beast we have actually accomplish that and then some it's useful it goes anywhere and it's a green product the Beast.
Solar Panels Commercial Solar Panel Installation In Adelaide!
Get in shape for summer with solar power! I do gym instructing here with a variety of people, those who want to keep fit, increase their sporting performance for another sport. Some people just want to train to get a bit stronger. I've got a range of people from 14 years of age up to 76. I did power lifting competitions for 10 years. I got to number one in the world as a junior power lifter, I would have won two world under 23 world titles... I came third at a world under 23 title at the age of 20. I won the Australian senior.
Title at 21. I put 26 solar panels up, I felt that it was a fool proof way of getting bills paid and just maximizing my effectiveness in the market. It should generate a little bit more than what I'm using but if the electricity costs double over the next 5 years, I'll still be covering myself. Michael Russo came to me, he got me on finance, paying it off, a really good deal it was interest free. It was absolutely fantastic. Without him pulling the strings, I couldn't have done anything.
See What Powers Vivint Solar
We had this idea. What if we grabbed our film gear, in a solar powered motorhome and set out on the ultimate road trip, hitting every natural wonderspot on America's West Coast. 3000 miles in 10 days. We would tell some sort of engaging marketing story about clean and renewable energy. About saving money by taking a look at affordable solar power, blah blah blah. We had it all planned out. We drove through hundreds of small towns. We slept outdoors. We ate at truck stops, and met the most interesting and wonderful people. We were on an adventure.
Then something happened Nature. Took. Over. Our super noble marketing idea Gone. But something far more amazing took its place Life. At every place, we found something we were not expectinga totally meaningful life on this aweinspiring Earth. Save the planet and save money Of course. End climate change Yes. But it became perfectly clear to us that everything we need to live truly purposeful lives is right here in front of us. It's here. It's up there. It's everywhere. All at once. It's not in our phones, or in front of our televisions, or sitting at our desks. It's.
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