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Generating Power From the Roads

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As scientists and companies work on cleaning up cars, there’s also a team developing new technology along a road in rural Georgia in the United States, with the aim of making a truly sustainable highway. The Ray, an 18-mile stretch of road near the Alabama border, is a “living laboratory” where eco-friendly projects are being tested.

We meet the team behind the project and explore whether cleaner roads can be rolled out elsewhere in the United States and further afield.

Using Roads to Make Power and Toilet Paper

BBC World Hacks Feature Video
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A highway in Georgia is being used as an experiment to try out alternative uses for roads.

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A highway in Georgia is being used as an experiment to try out alternative uses for roads.

Meet Georgia's Solar Road

People usually think of highways as polluted eyesores, but an 18-mile stretch of road in rural Georgia is working to change that perception
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By Adina Solomon

More than 164,000 miles of highway stretch across the U.S., enough to circle the world 6.5 times. But only 18 miles of it endeavors to become the world's first sustainable highway.

TOTO Donates Low Flow Toilets to The Ray

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TOTO is excited to be part of the vision of sustainability that Ray C. Anderson Foundation has for the world, and the company recently donated and installed 15 low flow toilets and flush valves at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) located on The Ray.

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TOTO is excited to be part of the vision of sustainability that Ray C. Anderson Foundation has for the world, and the company recently donated and installed 15 low flow toilets and flush valves at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) located on The Ray.

Right of Way (ROW) Owners Allow the Bees to Tell Their Stories

Originally published by Clearion
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There are so many utilities and other right-of-way owners out there that are providing a commendable contribution to the environment and conservation, but the sustainability focus always seems to be on the "bigger" concerns, such as emissions or larger animals that people can relate to like a sweet manatee or a cute cougar cub. All of the good things that happen with right-of-way vegetation management remain unnoticed.

Experimental Solar Road in Georgia Is Paving a New Way

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha
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The first solar roadway in the U.S. debuted on an 18-mile stretch of I-85 in southwestern Georgia.  It's called the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, and the asphalt is a living laboratory now known as The Ray -- it offers a vision of how highways could look and function in the future.

Solar Highways for the 21st Century

By Max Maxfield
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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

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Revenue from highway solar could provide a steady revenue stream instead of the doomed gas tax, unpopular tolling, and unreliable congressional appropriations.

The Ray and Energy Institute at UT Austin Partner for Groundbreaking Solar Energy Research Focused on Highways

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

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The Ray and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin will partner to create ground-breaking research in solar energy; specifically on highway right-of-way spaces.

WheelRight Tire Safety Station on The Ray Now Includes Sidewall Reading

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June 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - This week, The Ray and WheelRight have upgraded the unique WheelRight drive-through tire safety station to include tire sidewall reading. The WheelRight system previously allowed for tire pressure and tread depth readings, but this additional capability contains all the critical information necessary to describe the tire and identify a suitable replacement.

The Ray Joins World Class Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center

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The Ray is excited to announce a new partnership with Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) Research Center, led by Utah State University. As a member of SELECT, The Ray will join the nation’s leading researchers and experts across sectors,  including automotive OEMs, suppliers/manufacturers, civil engineering firms, departments of transportation and academia, in understanding and developing ways in which a fully electrified transportation ecosystem can be strategically and successfully piloted in the near future.

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