6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

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Roads aren’t just for walking or driving on anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world reveal roads can provide firm footing and generate clean energy. Inhabitat rounded up six projects in places as diverse as China and rural Georgia to highlight potentially game-changing technologies in the solar road sphere. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A company in Ghana is turning plastic bags into roads

Only two percent of plastic trash in Ghana is recycled, according to a video from the World Economic Forum. One local industrial processing company, Nelplast Ghana Limited, is hoping to change that statistic. They’re recycling plastic bags into pavement blocks. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Israeli bus company to invest $2.2M in wireless charging electric roads

Inhabitat covered ElectRoad, an Israeli startup developing electric vehicle-charging roads, earlier this year, and now the company could receive a big investment from Tel Aviv transportation service Dan Bus Company. ElectRoad’s technology draws on electric coils underneath roads so EVs can charge up without a charging port – all while they’re driving. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

America’s first private high-speed train could take 3 million cars off the roads

America isn’t exactly known for high-speed train travel. But a new express train project taking off in Florida could change that – and will be the first private, high-speed rail service in the country. Brightline, owned by Florida East Coast Industries, will allow people to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in half an hour, on trains propelled by diesel electric engines.

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Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or refuel again. Israeli startup Electroad is working to pave the way towards a greener world with technology that retrofits existing roads with buried coils to inductively charge electric vehicles. The team has already performed successful tests of the technology, and will be demoing the electric roads on a larger scale with a public bus route in Tel… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building