Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Project Generates Enough Energy to Run ONE Blow Dryer

On October 3rd, the Solar Roadways company unveiled the first American solar tiles in Sandpoint, Idaho.

The project cost $4.3 million and took 6.5 years to develop and is creating enough electricity to run a blow dryer.

Yeah..you heard that right. Just one blow dryer.

Here is what it looks like:

Solar Roadway rendering

Andrew Follett at The Daily Caller reported:

The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways project generated an average of 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day since it began publicly posting power data in late March. To put that in perspective, the average microwave or blow drier consumes about 1 kWh per day.

On March 29th, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, or less electricity than a single plasma television consumes. On March 31st, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, enough to barely power a single microwave. The panels have been under-performing their expectations due to design flaws, but even if they had worked perfectly they’d have only powered a single water fountain and the lights in a nearby restroom.

Wow.

$4.3 Million well spent….

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NOT!


Libs sure know how to waste a lot of money.

2 Comments on Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Project Generates Enough Energy to Run ONE Blow Dryer

  1. Your spin doctors sure are good…that single car-length of panels is providing enough power to light 3x its length with power to spare. Besides that, the initial cost of development is not indicative of actual future production costs.

    • So you justify this expense and trouble by saying it might be cheaper in the future??? It doesn’t work well enough to spend more. 4.3 million. Really!!

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