Solar Roadway's Nomination for Shark Tank
|Solar Roadway's Inventors|
Scott and Julie Brusaw
The benefits using Solar Roadways Smart Panels on our highways are even more impressive. It's estimated if all our highways in the U.S. were using these super tough solar panels, we would generate 3 times the amount of electricity currently being used. Furthermore, once in place, they completely eliminate the billions being spent every year on maintenance, and can even melt snow at the same time. If the fact Solar Roadways could completely take the United States off burning focial fuels and using nuclear power plants to generate our electrical needs is not a good enough reason, then maybe the safety features driving on Smart Roadways with built-in LED lights will. Imagine the road smart enough to warn you of any problems ahead.
Solar Roadways was invented by Scott and Julie Brusaw from Sandpoint, Idaho in 2006. They have so far received two rounds of funding from the US Department of Transportation totaling $850,000.00 to further develop this major game changer bringing "smart" solar roadways into the 21st century.
Now with a working prototype and having successfully built the first ever smart parking lot requiring no painted lines, (parking spaces can easily be changed around with the LED lights) the Brusaw's have gone the crowdfunding route to raise more capital and bring awareness to this really cool new piece of technology. Scott and Julie started a campaign for Solar Roadways at Indiegogo with a $1 million goal on April 21st, and as of the time of this writing, over $1.56 million from 36,000 funders has been raised with only a few more days to go.
Solar Roadway's on the Shark Tank
Shark Tank Season 6 is already starting to film with an estimated 30+ thousand entrepreneurs lining up for a chance of a lifetime. It's no secret the producers of the Show also actively seek out new business opportunities for the Sharks, with a lot of them having successfully ran a crowd funding campaign. When you put all the positives the solar panel roadways has to offer in generating more clean electricity than we can even use, along with making our roads safer to drive on, this is one opportunity I really hope they don't let slip away.
Having a potential multi-billion dollar invention that will revolutionize several industries and create untold thousands of new high paying jobs would take the Shark Tank Show to a whole new level. I still think it's only a matter of time until the Show surpasses 10 million viewers, and this single new invention still in the start-up phase just might be the catalyst to do just that.
The Solar Roadways might raise a few million from Indiegogo to further develop this technology, but its going to take an investment from the Sharks and other Angel Investors to bring this to the world. I know at least a few of the producers read this blog, and maybe, just maybe they will take a close look at Solar Roadways and agree this invention "needs" to be featured on the Shark Tank. Deal or no deal, all parties involved would greatly benefit while helping bring smart road solar panels into the 21st century.
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