Solaroad Technologies plans to utilize already established
highway infrastructures to develop the world’s largest energy
ElectraWall tubes contain photovoltaic (PV) cells and are
encapsulated with a polycarbonate outer layer (the same plastic that bulletproof glass contains) for protection and
long-lasting durability. Although extremely durable, these
tubes are so sensitive to light that they will generate
electricity at night when the headlights from passing cars
and overhead highway lights activate the cells.
The tubes surrounding the highway containing batteries will be linked to the tubes on the jersey wall which will remain strictly photovoltaic. An essential component of this system is that it can provide a source of energy, independent of the conventional electrical grid, to the subdivisions and businesses located behind the surrounding walls.
ElectraWall, by utilizing existing infrastructures can provide clean renewable energy for a vast number of applications. From this platform Solaroad can power electric vehicles, highway lights, electrical highway signs, home subdivisions, businesses and more.
The design of the device keeps the electricity embedded in cnductors in the track, which is bolted down to the concrete barrier walls.