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IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:23 pm
by GRA
https://insideevs.com/news/365186/solar ... ce-fiasco/

I know we've had threads discussing such projects but I couldn't find any, so started this one. Discusses three roads, in France, Idaho and the Netherlands - the first two are failures and the last, used used only by bicycles, is a success.

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:27 pm
by LeftieBiker
They should have asked me first. Or anybody with sense.

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:28 pm
by GRA
And if man were meant to fly, he'd have wings. ;)

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:21 pm
by Nubo

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:07 pm
by goldbrick
Wow....that's the best promo I've seen since Theranos

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:17 pm
by LeftieBiker
I found it intolerable and stopped watching after 20 seconds.

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:46 am
by DaveinOlyWA
So in finding excuses, we blamed shoddy installations? Does the video provide more details? (I rarely watch them if text is available)

If two failed and one had better than expected results, maybe we need to look at the workmanship and planning on each project before we discount the idea.

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:49 pm
by LeftieBiker
"Finding excuses" for what, exactly? Not implementing a terrible idea on a large scale?

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:40 pm
by smkettner
Unless the solar roadway was lower cost and held up better than asphalt it was doomed from the start.
Most knew this in advance right?

Re: IEVS: Remember The Solar Road In France? It Was A Disaster

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:31 pm
by rmay635703
What’s worse is more places are trying to double down on this nonsense