Alternative Solutions for Fossil Fuels for the Road System

The technologies available to generate energy in the highway context are examined in this report, and the opportunity to reduce the energy used by existing highways infrastructure is qualitatively assessed. Potential technologies and techniques are presented by way of case studies, as they relate to the following: photovoltaic collection, thermal collection, efficient use of new materials, wind microgeneration, and water microgeneration. A variety of different ways in which energy can be generated by innovative use of the existing highway infrastructure and land holdings associated with highways exists. However, as this report identifies, there are also barriers to implementation.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840603429
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2014 2:24PM