Another solar energy startup funded by taxpayers has ended up being a “total and epic failure.”
The Idaho based Solar Roadways received over $2 million in state and federal funds to install a prototype of a road paved with solar panels. As it turns out, 75% of the panels installed were broken within one week.
The Daily Caller reports the road couldn’t be driven on, several panels failed due to rain, and the “solar road” itself was unable to generate any electricity.
“Green energy” projects like Solar Roadways appear to go hand-in-hand with corporate cronyism these days. Other projects like Desert Sunlight solar farm relied on billions of dollars and subsidies and energy purchasing mandates to stay afloat, even though they are owned by large corporations like General Electric.
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