Solar Roadways

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRT57-11-C-10019
Agency Tracking Number: 091FH5002II
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: 091FH5
Solicitation Number: DTRT5709RSBIR1
Small Business Information
10561 Sagle Rd., Sagle, ID, 83860-
DUNS: 828672829
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Brusaw
 President & CEO
 (208) 263-2537
 scot.brusaw@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Scott Brusaw
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (208) 263-2537
Email: scott.brusaw@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As stated in the solicitation, the pavement infrastructure in the US covers a large surface area and requires intensive energy and natural resources. In addition, the surface of the pavement is typically impermeable, causing negative consequences. Vehicles that travel over these pavements are also resource intensive. Solar Roadways Incorporated envisions replacing current asphalt surfaces with modular Solar Road Panels: structurally-engineered solar panels that can be driven upon. The roadway will generate electricity, become our nation’s power grid, and make all-electric vehicles practical. Collecting solar energy for just four hours/day would produce three times more electricity than our nation uses and allow the road to pay for itself. This proposal will show that this project is not only technically feasible, but cost effective. As a first step in developing a solar roadway, Solar Roadways Incorporated proposes to develop Solar Road Panels and install them in a parking lot as both a demonstration project and a sellable product. The materials to create a solar parking lot that can withstand the stresses of slow-moving car traffic are already available.

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