Solar Roadways®

Future of Roads

Solar Roadways®

Future of Roads

Sandpoint, ID
Clean Technology
Solar Roadways® is the first company to develop Solar Road Panels, which opens up a brand-new market for the solar industry: all walking and driving surfaces. Solar Road Panels are intelligent, modular, strong infrastructure panels which have solar cells to produce clean energy in places where it was previously impossible: parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, bike paths, roads, playgrounds, airports, etc. Solar Roadways®’ research and development has been funded by three U.S. Department of Transportation contracts. Our goal is to modernize the infrastructure with modular, intelligent panels while producing clean renewable energy for homes, businesses, and cities.


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Investor exclusive coins (designs 1-4) + receive one of the first SR5 Solar Road Panels produced

Reasons to Invest

Solar Roadways® has engineered intelligent infrastructure combined with clean energy generation for virtually every walking and driving surface on Earth.
The global smart cities market size is expected to grow from USD 410.8 billion in 2020 to USD 820.7 billion by 2025.
The Research and Development for Solar Roadways® was funded by three successfully completed U.S. Department of Transportation contracts, and in October 2020, Solar Roadways® was selected to receive an STTR contract with U.S. Department of Defense sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

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Paving the way for a greener and safer tomorrow

Imagine a world where walking and driving surfaces offer more than being just a flat place to walk and drive. Innovation is all around us and yet our roads remain the same. Solar Roadways® creates intelligent sustainable infrastructure. By creating robust Solar Road Panels, which can support vehicles up to 250,000 pounds, Solar Roadways® has opened a brand-new market for the solar industry. They are impervious to potholes and modular for faster maintenance. This technology brings safety features that were previously unattainable.

Our calculations show that covering all paved surfaces in the U.S. with Solar Road Panels can produce over three times the energy the U.S. currently uses.

*All images of Solar Roadways® products on this page are of prototype models. 

Embedded multi-colored LED lights create lines and signage and eliminate the need for painted road lines. Heating elements help keep surfaces free of snow and ice, making winter safer in colder climates. Embedded microprocessors make every panel intelligent, which opens the door to a whole new world of options for safety and convenience. Solar Road panels can communicate with central control stations providing needed data, and the dynamic LEDs offer the ability for instant communication back to drivers. 

Communication with vehicles will be possible too, and thereby the ability to potentially make autonomous vehicles much safer. Solar Roadways® goal is to be able to provide the delivery system for dynamic electric vehicle charging so that eventually electric vehicles can charge on clean sunshine while they drive.

Our “Solar Freakin’ Roadways” video went viral with over 22 million views on YouTube. Our 2014 Indiegogo Campaign broke two Indiegogo Records, and over $2.2 million was raised.

Solar Roadways® has captured the imagination of the world as we invest in a greener, safer future for every country.

We have developed four Solar Road Panel models while doing research and development funded by three U.S. Department of Transportation grants. Our models SR3 and SR4 have had “real world testing” at our public pilot site in Idaho. We are in the process of developing Solar Road Panel model SR5, the fifth iteration of our product. SR5 will become our first commercially available product. All images of Solar Roadways® products on this page are of prototype models. 

The Problems

Environmental Crisis/Antiquated Infrastructure

Current paved infrastructure is antiquated, unintelligent, dangerous, slow to maintain, and has no return on investment. The same is true of parking lots, driveways, and all paved walking and driving surfaces. The solar energy that is absorbed by these surfaces is wasted and creates a “heat island” effect, raising the temperature of cities by as much as 1-7 degrees Fahrenheit. We invented Solar Roadways® out of concern for the environment and the climate crisis. Today, the consensus of the scientific community about the perils of climate change for our planet is even stronger. 


Sources (1, 2, 3, 45)

Currently, stormwater travels from our roads to our waterways. Pollutants such as antifreeze, oil, heavy metals from cars, fertilizers, pesticides, etc., form a toxic cocktail that travels right into the nearest body of water.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives detailed report cards on U.S. infrastructure – their latest report gives U.S. roads the grade of D. They state, “America’s roads are often crowded, frequently in poor condition, chronically underfunded and are becoming more dangerous."

The Solution

Intelligent infrastructure meets clean energy

Solar Road Panels are first and foremost an intelligent infrastructure product designed to be strong enough to be driven on, impervious to potholes, and modular for ease and speed of installation and maintenance. They are designed with tractioned tempered glass, which allows them to be transparent so they can double as a solar panel.


Although Solar Road Panels can never be as efficient as rooftop solar (since they have to be much more robust), the vast potential market means that they could still more than meet U.S. energy needs.


Pressure sensors (will be incorporated into SR5, our 5th model) will be able to detect wildlife, accidents and other obstructions and warn drivers to slow down. Future goals include incorporating dynamic chargers so electric vehicles can charge on clean sunshine while they drive and to collaborate with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles. The intelligence of Solar Roadways® can help make their technology safer and could eventually control the vehicles.

We created our prototype Cable Corridor as part of our second U.S. Department of Transportation contract, as one of our tasks was to work on a solution for stormwater. Cable Corridors provide a secure “home” for wires and cables for utilities and data companies and another channel to collect and treat stormwater. This will help prevent power outages, wildfire, increase safety, beautify our landscapes, and help keep our waterways clean.

Solar Roadways® has been collaborating with Utah State University’s ASPIRE (Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification) program. ASPIRE has the dynamic charging technology and Solar Roadways® has the delivery system, which would allow the EVs to charge on sunshine rather than fossil fuels.

Our Traction

Successfully completed three U.S. Department of Transportation Contracts

In 2009, Solar Roadways® was awarded its first SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase I contract.

Phase II
Solar Roadways® was awarded a 2-year $750,000 Phase II SBIR contract by the USDOT in 2011. This funding allowed us to conduct more research and build the world’s first prototype solar parking lot.

More testing was desired by the USDOT, so a Phase IIB SBIR contract was awarded. 


The testing funded by the Phase IIB contract was featured on the cover of Technologies Magazine in March 2020 as Solar Roadways® successfully passed every test.

We won with the most popular votes at the GE Ecomagination contests and Innovation Nation’s Mo Madness contest. We also were included in President Obama’s State of the Union Address after being invited to the first White House Maker’s Faire.


We were selected as one of Google’s Moonshots and invited to give a Solve for X talk at Google Headquarters in New York City. 

Solar Roadways® was honored to appear in the movie YERT (Your Environmental Roadtrip) and was featured in Focus Forward/GE short documentary Solar Roadways®. The YERT team has been filming Solar Roadways® with the intent to create a full-length film.

We spoke and displayed our technology at ConExpo 2017 - the largest construction trade show in North America and is available once every three years.

In October 2020, Solar Roadways® was selected to receive an SBIR contract with U.S. Department of Defense which is being finalized currently. This is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

The Market

Every walking and driving surface on Earth

At Solar Roadways®, we aim to change the way we walk and drive as we know it - with potential market penetration to virtually all types of infrastructure.

The global smart cities market size is expected to grow from USD 410.8 billion in 2020 to USD 820.7 billion by 2025.

Although we haven’t yet made our Solar Road Panels available for purchase, we’ve been inundated with requests for a vast variety of projects from business owners, cities and homeowners. Homeowners are enthusiastic about powering their homes with clean energy with solar driveways and patios which double as dance floors and sports courts and can be used for holiday decorating. 

What We Do

Reimagining the future of infrastructure

Solar Roadways® has opened the door for infrastructure to be both sustainable and intelligent. We believe it is time to put our roads and parking lots and driveways to work for us.


*The graphic above is a computer generated demo of how Solar Roadways® products could work in a parking lot. 

We’ve taken the best of infrastructure and married it with the best of solar panels to create a brand-new product category.


When the time comes to offer roadway applications, cities will find that the dynamic nature of LED lights brings a whole new world of flexible options for the community.

Our Road Map

Opening a new market for the solar industry

Since Solar Road Panels have been designed for use on all walking and driving surfaces on earth, the market is wide open. California recently passed laws to become the first state requiring all new homes to have solar. Although we have not begun to accept purchase orders (other than for two pilot sites), interested customers reach out from all over the world, telling us they are ready for the first sustainable infrastructure with an ROI (return on investment).

To date, we’ve developed four iterations of our Solar Road Panels along with the manufacturing process to produce them.

Why do we need funding now? Some customers, such as government entities, require Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approval for electronic products. Since our technology creates a new product category, UL is only able to tell us that it will cost no more than $500,000 for this certification. Solar Road Panels communicate wirelessly so we also need FCC approval (we’ve received a estimated quote of $19,000). 

Finally, all the Solar Road Panel models to date have been paired with off-the-shelf microinverters/optimizers. These are designed for rooftop solar and don’t work well with our custom Solar Road Panels. We plan to design our own microinverter and customize it to work directly with our panels to achieve maximum energy harvesting. We’re excited to bring microinverter design in house so that we can offer a complete system to customers and add a new product to our portfolio.

SR5 will be the culmination of all that was learned through laboratory testing, testing at independent universities, pilot site testing, and four design iterations. It will become our first commercially available product. We are currently working with manufacturing engineers and mass manufacturing entities with an eye toward ease of manufacturing for mass production. Costs will drop with economies of scale – our goal has always been to make the panels affordable for the average homeowner.

How We Are Different

The original Solar Roadways®

We are the “original” Solar Roadways® and our name has become synonymous with this new industry. Solar Roadways® conceptualized and invented what we believe to be the world’s first Solar Road Panel, opening up a new product category for the solar industry.


SolaRoad – solar only – located in the Netherlands

Wattway – solar only – located in France

Qilu – solar only – located in China

Platio – solar only – located in Hungary – pedestrian surfaces only

*The founders, CEO and President Scott Brusaw and Vice President Julie Brusaw, hold multiple key patents in relation to its products. These two patents (US 8,907.202B and US D712,822 S) are licensed to the company for use. 

The Vision

Worldwide installation from driveways to highways

We have successfully taken our company through three USDOT contracts and all required testing, and four product iterations to reach the point that we are nearly ready for mass production and have the customer interest to support it. Model SR5 is already being designed – it will be our first commercially available product. We believe we have created a viable manufacturing process and are currently in talks with mass manufacturers who can help us tweak that process for speed and efficiency. We feel like this is an ideal time for investors to join us on the journey and help us to move forward quickly for the sake of the planet and all inhabitants.

Our plan is to begin with non-critical infrastructure such as driveways, parking lots, bike paths, playgrounds and sidewalks. Roadways will be last, perhaps two–three years after sufficient non-critical installations. Roadway infrastructure will bring an enormous benefit. In addition to the intelligence, modularity, and clean energy, this system is naturally decentralized, which will bring national security benefits. 

Solar Roadways® has captured the imagination of a world in need of change.


Founded by a husband and wife team on a mission

Solar Roadways® was founded by husband and wife team Scott and Julie Brusaw.

Scott has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is the acting CEO and Chief Engineer. He specializes in hardware, firmware, and software. He also doubles as a mechanical, materials, civil, and power engineer. With his experience in creating innovative technologies, Scott also speaks frequently at national and international events.


Julie has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and enjoys being the liaison to interested customers, distributors, collaborators and press. Julie runs all social media platforms, where she responds to a large international fan base.


Scott and Julie are the majority owners of the company and collaborate on all decision making.

Why Invest

Invest in the future of infrastructure

Solar Roadways® is paving the way toward a greener future through sustainable intelligent infrastructure. Our research and development was partially funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation through three successful grants. Our proprietary technologies can change the future of transportation. We’ve been inundated with customer requests from all over the world before we’ve been able to achieve the mass manufacturing needed to meet demand.

We’ve had requests from the public and private sectors as our traction continues to grow. We believe our model is highly scalable, as we enter what we view is an essentially limitless market of replacing virtually any paved surface.


By raising funds and expanding our technology, we can provide sustainable, intelligent infrastructure to make the world a greener and safer place for all.

*All images of Solar Roadways® products on this page are of prototype models. 

In the Press

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Offering Summary



Solar Roadways Incorporated

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721 Pine Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864

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COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary COVID-19 regulatory relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days.

Further, in reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and February 28, 2021, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal not direct a transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 24 hours | 10% bonus shares


Tier 1 perk ($300) - 15% merchandise discount from our online store until December 31, 2020

Tier 2 perk ($1000) - Investor exclusive coin (design 1)

Tier 3 perk ($5000) - Investor exclusive coins (designs 1 & 2)

Tier 4 perk ($10,000) - Investor exclusive coins (designs 1-3)

Tier 5 perk ($25,000) - Investor exclusive coins (designs 1-4)

Tier 6 perk ($100,000) - Investor exclusive coins (designs 1-4) + receive one of the first SR5 Solar Road Panels produced

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Solar Roadways® Incorporated will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $4.55/ share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $455. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Any expense labeled “Administrative Expenses” not strictly for administrative purposes. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$202,678.00 USD
$266,675.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$7,063.00 USD
$46,957.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$28,813.00 USD
$2,725.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$211,392.00 USD
$419,838.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$123,479.00 USD
$253,603.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$90,085.00 USD
$18,044.00 USD


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Notice of Funds Disbursement

17 days ago

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As you might know, Solar Roadways® has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Solar Roadways® be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.


Solar Roadways has broken a StartEngine Record!

about 1 month ago

StartEngine has confirmed: We were fully funded in a little over 21 hours. This makes Solar Roadways their fastest first-time Reg CF raise!

We always say we have the best supporters in the world and you’ve just confirmed it again. Thank you Solar Roadies!

Closed out!

about 1 month ago

Just closed out - in less than 22 hours! We’re so excited to have so many new members of TEAM SR – we can’t thank everyone enough.

We’ve been up all night watching the campaign and responding to all of the wonderful comments. Looking forward to some much-needed sleep!

We always say that we have the best supporters and you all have confirmed it once again! We are very humbled by the success of this campaign – like the Indiegogo campaign, it shows us that the world is ready for Solar Roadways.

Thanks again,

Scott & Julie

Over $900K!

about 1 month ago

Thank you so much to all who invested and brought us over the $900 mark in less than 24 hours. We hope that all who really want to join us will have that chance before we close out.

Off to a great start!

about 1 month ago

We've reached over 20-percent of our funding goal is 3.5 hours - thanks for joining TEAM SR! We're grateful for having supporters from all over the world.

Scott & Julie in the SR Conference Room (or the "StartEngine War Room" today!) busily getting the word out and answering questions on social media. 

Stay tuned...

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