Ray C. Anderson Foundation Commits Additional $2 Million to The Ray
ATLANTA, January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation have granted an additional $2 million to The Ray over the next two years, to fund important research, pilot projects and emerging technologies with the potential to shape the transportation infrastructure of the future.
- Solar electric vehicle quick charger - eliminating range anxiety for EV drivers between Atlanta and Montgomery, AL.
- 7,000 square foot pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center as well as on the highway shoulder in conjunction with Troup County High School.
- Installation of the Wattway, the first publicly available, drivable solar road in the world outside of France.
- First U.S. installation of the WheelRight® drive-over tire pressure system with an added tread depth measurement component that is a global first.
- Groundbreaking research on the benefits and opportunities of solar noise barriers on highways, in partnership with Innovia Technology, a U.K. based innovation consultancy.
- A pilot project with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and The Land Institute to study the possibilities of growing perennial wheat on underused land tracts adjacent to highways for erosion mitigation and carbon reduction.
- Bioswales with native grasses and pollinators to slow water movements after rainstorms, thereby capturing particulate pollutants, heavy metals, rubber and oil that could negatively impact the water quality in the local watershed.
- Coming soon in 2018 - groundbreaking for a right-of-way solar project in partnership with the Georgia Public Service Commission and GDOT. It will be the first time that state-owned and maintained right-of-way will be used for renewable energy generation in Georgia