Experimental Solar Road in Georgia Is Paving a New Way

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Experimental Solar Road in Georgia Is Paving a New Way

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha
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It's called the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, and the asphalt is a living laboratory now known as @TheRayHighway http://bit.ly/2Ip8U4o @OurDailyPlanet

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The first solar roadway in the U.S. debuted on an 18-mile stretch of I-85 in southwestern Georgia.  It's called the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, and the asphalt is a living laboratory now known as The Ray -- it offers a vision of how highways could look and function in the future.  A small section of the roadway leading to the Visitor's Center is paved with solar panels and serves as a testing ground for solar roadway technology.  It also houses the state’s first solar-powered PV4EV (photovoltaic for electric vehicle) charging station, and that opens up the length of I-85 between the Alabama border and Atlanta to electric vehicles.

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Valerie Bennett
+1 (770) 317-5858
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Anna Cullen
+1 (404) 405-2685
The Ray