Solar Road Route 66

Solar Roadways have already been installed on roads in the Netherlands, but now, they’re hitting the historic Route 66 highway in Missouri. This stretch will consist of modular pieces covered in tempered glass, and inside, there are microprocessors that communicate with other panels, a control center, and cars driving on the road. They also come equipped with LED lights and heating elements to prevent snow buildup in the colder months. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“Solar Roadways was first funded through a research contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation. An Indiegogo campaign garnered an additional $2 million. The idea is so popular, President Obama mentioned the project during his 2015 State of the Union address,” reports Inhabitat.