It starts with ambition

I always say it starts with ambition when someone thinks I am dreaming about a future project. Well, that is nothing compared to the dream the team from the Solar Roadway has!

Solar parking lot, it starts with ambition
Testing the solar parkinglot

It starts with ambition

And ambition is what they have plenty of! Paving all the roads with solar panels. Build in LED lights to inform drivers of hazardous situations, build in heating to melt the snow away by using electricity generated from the same panels. Even adaptable parking spots.

You can find more information about the Solar Road at solarroadways.com. They are actual designing, testing and making solar roads. Have a look at their website for all the examples and support they have received to far.  Have a look for yourself what you think of their ambition.

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Would motivation like this work for renewable energy too?

It is all about motivation! We can all run a marathon, climb the biggest mountain or sail around the world, as long as we have the right motivation. The video below shows how people can be motivated to change something very small in their normal behaviour, without it having to cost them anything.

The question is, how can we use this in other aspects of our lifes where we feel the need to change peoples’ behavior? Should we build massive pianos everywhere? Or can we find something else that is as simple and as efficient as this example?

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