When someone says “climate change,” the images that pop into your head probably include rising sea levels or melting glaciers, but one that probably doesn’t phase you is melting roadways. In a recent study by Arizona State University, researchers found that today’s roadways aren’t equipped to deal with a warmer climate.
While solar roadways may seem a thing of the future, they’re closer to being a real thing than you think. An Idaho company called Solar Roadways has developed solar-powered glass pavers and is testing their performance – the company has installed150 square feet of hexagon-shaped solar panels in a downtown Idaho plaza that people can walk and bicycle on.
Sure, it’s the stuff that covers your driveway and the roads that you use, and all the parking lots of your local stores, but there are things about asphalt that you probably don’t know, like the fact that asphalt plants generally don’t create any waste water. Here are a few other fun facts about the material our asphalt driveway paving company is so familiar with.