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Harvesting solar energy from pavements

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Researchers Aim to Harvest Solar Energy from Pavement to Melt Ice, Power Streetlights
ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2010) — The heat radiating off roadways has long been a factor in explaining why city temperatures are often considerably warmer than nearby suburban or rural areas. Now a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island is examining methods of harvesting that solar energy to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and potentially use it for many other purposes.

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