Solar. Freakin. Roadways.
>I want more microplastics entering the environment
>>1800244don't worry anon this was a scam and not physically feasible. A lot of highways have a bunch of empty space to either side of them. Maybe that would be a good place to put solar panels.
>>1800242Elon Musk fans are so stupid it blows my mind
>>1800244look all you have to do to solve climate change, which is now your personal responsibility and definitely not the companies poisoning the planet on purpose for profit btw, is to buy a different kind of car that you can put in your driveway next to the house that you own in the suburb where you live in the california sunshine. and look! now you can obey the speed limit even more, because now it's written on the ground using a computer. doesn't that look cool in this cgi rendering of empty streets for you to drive around in?
>>1800242Retarded. Just stick them on top of the buildings so the buildings don't cast shadows on them.
>a shitton of empty rooftops>dude let's put solar panels on the rOaDwAys lmao
why would you put them on the rooftops? you can't drive on them there. stupid
>>1800251>narrow underground car tunnel that has traffic jamstruly a visionary he is
>>1800242Thinking that the problem with solar energy is in the space for solar panels is retarded on so many levels it's unfathomable.Meanwhile just ignore all the fucking elephants in the room>expense of solar panels>rare metals and minerals needed in their production>irregular and unreliable power supply>expense and environmental issues with energy storage
>>1800251The solar roadways scam wasn't even related to him in any way.
>>1800251What does solar roadways have to do with elon
>>1800242it's nonsense, just put a comfy solar roof over parking lot
>>1800925>parking lotsWhere do you think we are?
>>1800925can the solar panels shoot lighting at the cars
>>1800925this would be cool with the addition of chargers for electric vehicles.
>>1800925There's a place near my parents' house that has done this in the dumbest possible way.They installed shorty posts in the green patch between parking lanes on hillside. They could have built a shady canopy, but instead they built something that modern MEGA trucks are capable of wrecking with their hoods.
>>1800926Roads and infrastructure are still /n/, /o/ is just on cars themselves. Are the dozen car/road hate threads on /n/ not good enough for you?
>>1800969even Africa can do it better
>>1800251its a mix of retail investors hoping that whatever shitty idea he has will baloon their overinflated stock, and futurology obsessed retards who want to be the first to support a world changing innovation.
>>1800320I HATE SUBURBIAI HATE SUBURBIA
>>1800320Well they only make profit with cheap production that's poisoning the planet because we buy their stuff and don't demand from politicians to stop the import or mae stricter laws so whe don't have to double check everything.
>>1800242i loved how they tried to suggest replacing giant electronic hexagons in the middle of the road is easier than patching asphalt
>>1800724Look at the failed solar roof tiles company Elon embezzled Tesla funds into (defrauding his investors), that didn’t even produce solar power.He also greatly oversells the capability and efficiency of solar panels, ignoring the actual data from the car shades in the ME and Africa (which are already solar panels) and the manufacture/maintenance costs and emissions of solar technology.So, while solar roads weren’t musk, they were full of musk-ism.Plus Thundercuck is against both Elon and solar roadways, for retarded reasons.
>>1800926Pretend we’re talking about a bike parking lot, covered so your seat doesn’t heat up and/or crack in the sun.And the same principle applies to covered bus/tram/train stops.
>solar anythingonions-tier energy. Use nuclear. >this post was brought to you by EDF
>>1801746>not wanting to go offgrid
>>1801775>not having a micro submarine-type nuclear reactor in your gardenngmi
>>1801734solar bike parking + electric bike charging
>>1801775>utterly reliant on complex consumable chinesium components to live “off grid”You’re not off-grid until you are living in a log cabin you built by hand using nothing other than simple manual hand tools like an axe
>>1801590you must be at least 18 to post here
>>1800242>this again Anon, I...
>Ruining the environment with stupid fucking solar panels everywhere when nuclear power existsHumanity is ngmi
>>1800713This. Elon has a ton of bad ideas like different variants on the "individualized train" but the solar roadways weren't on him.
>>1801746>>1801959solar is nuclear power
>>1801959>removing minerals from the ground baaaad>shoving radioactive waste into the ground goood
>>1801904>You’re not off-grid until [autistic nitpicking]k
>>1800249That was my first thought when I heard about this. Why drive ON the panels, when you can drive next to them? The repair costs would be lower
>>1802111>shoving radioactive waste into the ground goodyes
Why is the bike lane on the wrong side?
>>1800242finally something more useless than putting solar on cars
>>1803846it's a two lane one way that opens up into a three lane one way with a bike lane
>>1800242scorched. junkie. feet.
>>1803851solar on electric cars is fine
>>1800242This will come as soon as we got Perskovite solar cells in film form.
>>1801775Unironically piston generators are probably the most long term off grid option. Simple piston engines can be very easy to build and maintain, generators are very easy to make, and anyone can produce ethanol.
>>1800242they tried that shit over here, it failed miserably>cracked panels>dirt on the road>just little sun in generalhttps://firstname.lastname@example.org,0.6467668,3a,75y,168.88h,73.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1X1gxsWzvcYIfDzg9DriVQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
>>1800242>cucked solar panels>not gigachad solar towersngmi
>>1801733>Plus Thundercuck is against both Elon and solar roadways, for retarded reasons.solar roads are 100% retarded he's right about that
>>1812342is there any footage of birds flying through the beam yet?
>>1800969believe it or not, labor is very expensive.
>>1803653Why is this illegal, I thought it was the land of the "free"?
>>1802012So smart anon, you deserve a special boy star
>>1800251This was someone else, they have somehow managed to receive millions of dollars from the US government
>>1801904Ironically, the best truly off-grid option is probably an ethanol-fired piston generator. Ethanol is very straightforward to produce, and piston engines can be very easy to build and maintain.
>>1800242>Time to repave the road.>It's only $10,000 per foot!
>>1815246cheaper than the Californian HSR
>>1815240>Ethanol is very straightforward to produceFrom starch crops.
>>1815240A better option is a steam turbine. You can build a tesla turbine pretty easily and you can burn whatever you want
>>1812342First time I saw one of these inspired more awe than nearly any other manmade structure I've seen. The layout itself is almost shrine-like.
>>1800242no way those would actually last in use
>>1815250From literally everything
wow look at all the roofs of the buildings beside the road which dont have multi-tonne vehicles driving on them
>>1822781I'm not driving on the rooftops so you can have your stupid road panels.
>solar pavement under the shadow of trees
>>1800249that space is so the cars can crash alone instead of into other cars. I think...
>>1800242*hail and rocks destroy it*nothin personal
>>1812332yea wtf were they thinking lmfao
>>1800242Reminder this was literally a scam and the technology does not exist to this day.Reminder that even if we had the technology the idea is still a flop because road debris, rubber from tires, snow, etc will lower the performance of the panelsReminder that solar panels need constant cleaning to maintain efficiencyReminder that solar panels trap heat which would normally leave the earth, thus contributing to global warming greater than any alternativeReminder that Obama's solar array has never turned a profit, continuously costing more to maintain than it can generate
>>1801127But they can't water and maintain grasshow strange
>>1814620By "free country" they meant they are literally giving it away to whatever non white race that wants to replace themThe European descendant citizens in no way have "freedom"They are born slavesClamped, circumcised, vaccinated at birthThe goyim are never free on this earth unless born in the bushes amonst the animalsSociety and laws cannot give freedom only take it awayReturn to monke
>>1827563>Reminder that solar panels trap heat And if I'm not wrong the heat reduces their efficiency.
>>1800251holy rent free batman.
>>1827582protip: Most of electricity generation is just a bunch of fancy ways of heating water.
>>1827582I swear this meme must be some kind of demoralization psyop. "heating water is so played out maaan, it's not cool anymore, it's the current year we have to do better and by better i mean different not necessarily actually better. and if we can't well we just suck and deserve to have our countries wiped out."Quit falling for it.
>>1802111Nuclear energy is far more dependable than solar or wind. It is only real solution for replacing fossil fuels. Yet, for some reason so called greens oppose it everywhere. Urban environmentalists that don't care know about electricity more than it comes out of wall socket, ones that in worst case drive electric cars.
>>1805486Covering roof of electric or hybrid cars with solar panels is enough to run air conditioning and running electronics in passenger compartment. Basically outside of most sunny areas like deserts it energy savings are irrelevant, even there it saves like 0.01l/100km of fuel or fuel equivalent. Basically savings would offset the cost of solar roof in few years and savings on fuel or fuel equivalent might avoid one trip to gas station a year or so if the car is driven a lot. Toyota had solar roof option for Prius at one point, turned out that electric interference from charger would mess up electronics like radios and cell phones, so trying charge drive battery was pointless from the start unless they added so heavy shielding to charger that its weight would cancel fuel savings.Solar powered car will not be viable unless efficiency of solar panels is improved by several orders of magnitude, until that happens only solar powered cars you are going to see will built by university students to silly competitions from carbon fiber that will weight about as much as bicycle, cost maybe 20k and have speed that is sluggish for a bicycle.
>>1805486*cooks you alive*nothing personnel
>>1828148What about the Lightyear One then?
>>1832356Their claimed numbers are really optimistic. It is light as hell for electric car of its size, so damn thing must use loads of composite structures, its going to be expensive as fuck. Also, manufactured by Valmet Automotive. Seems like they didn't learn from Fisker, at all. Tons of risks involved in renting your factory to a fucking startup that is likely going go way of Dodo in matter of couple years.
>>1800928no retard solar panels do light damage, not bolt damage