A multi-million solar road project in Idaho that took nearly 7 years to complete has failed miserably that it can only generate enough energy to run just one microwave, according to The Gateway Pundit.
According to the energy data of the Solar Roadways, can only manage to generate 0.62 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each day. The project only started publishing it power data to the public in late March.
It means that the concept hosted by the City of Sandpoint, Idaho, which received a total of $4.3 million in funding, could only generate 90 cents worth of electricity. Due to design flaws, the panels have grossly under-performed. And even if they had worked perfectly, they’re only expected to only power a single water fountain and the lights in a restroom near where they were installed.
According to records on March 29, the solar road panels generated 0.26 kWh, which is less electricity than what a single plasma TV needs. On March 31, the panels generated 1.06 kWh, which is just enough to make a single microwave operate.