A SANDPOINT ENGINEER AND HIS WIFE ARE BEHIND A SOCIAL
AFTER WORD ABOUT THEIR SOLAR ROADWAY PANELS WENT VIRAL.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
MORE DETAILS ON WHAT MANY ARE CALLING A REVOLUTIONARY
WHEN MOST PEOPLE WANT TO HELP PREVENT GLOBAL WARMING
THEY CHOOSE TO DRIVE ELECTRIC CARS OR USE L-E-D LIGHT
Those are great ideas, but that's like putting a bandaid
on a gushing wound, we have tournakit.
SCOTT BRUSAW AND HIS WIFE JULIE CAME UP WITHT THE
IDEA TO DEVELOP SOLAR ROADWAYS.
In the US we've got over 28-thousand miles of surface
areas that could be covered.
we would produce three times more electricity than
we use as a nation
NOT ONLY ARE THE SOLAR ROADWAYS ENVIORNMENTALLY FRIENDLY...
BRUSAW SAYS THEY PROVIDE AN EXTRA MEANS OF SAFETY.
AND WILL BOOST THE ECONOMY IN MANY WAYS.
The department of transportation did a study and foudn
that we are losing 165 billion dollars a year on lost
productivity and wasted gas from you and I sitting
in traffic jams based on road maintanence
BRUSAW SAYS THAT TO REPLACE A PANEL.
WOULD TAKE LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES.
THUS KEEPING TRAFFIC CLEAR.
THE ECONOMIC FACTOR ALONE MADE THE CITY OF SANDPOINT
WANT TO GET ON BOARD.
BRUSAW SAYS BY NEXT SUMMER THEY WILL HAVE THEIR FIRST
PROTOTYPES ON SIDEWALKS, PARKINGLOTS AND THE AMTRACK
TRAIN STATION PLATFORMS.
BUT IN ORDER TO EXPAND THEIR INVENTION.
THEY NEED MONEY.
AND THAT'S WHAT'S WHY THEY DECIDED TO START A INDEGOGO
FUNDRAISER TO RAISE ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO HIRE MORE
ENGINEERS TO HELP WITH PRODUCTION.
WITH AROUND 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE FIRST FIRST
THE COUPLE WAS DISCOURAGED
THEN ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE USS ENTERPRISE GOT
George Teckai liked it and it went through the rough
and all of this happened right about the time out
viral video came out.
AND NOW THEY HAVE THE ATTENTION OF THE LEADER OF THE
SOLAR ROADWAYS HAS NOW EXCEEDED THEIR GOAL RAISING
OVER ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS
It's overwhelming to even think about, we are just
so focused on what we are doing right now, be we know
it will happen.
We will make a difference in the world and hopefully
in just a few years.
The Indegogo campaign has been extended another three
weeks, and if you would like to donate you can head
to KXLY.com and click on newslinks.
Reporting in Spokane.
Caiti Currey, KXLY 4 News.