The TED talk below covers the promise of Solar Roadways. But does this technology hold the promising future that the inventor and backers are promoting? For sure the benefits of a clean energy source from a huge area available around the world ( namely all roads) that could be used to power the vehicles itself as well as homes and businesses is compelling. Including in the road panels a sensing system to detect animals and obstructions on the road would also be a great safety feature. Add some LED lighting and the new roadway panels seem like the greatest think since sliced bread. Right?