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Research Idea Details

ID

843

Title

Alternative Energy Development at Rest Areas

Focus Area

Energy

Status

Archived

Cost

Under $99,000

Timeframe

Under 1 year

Research Idea Scope

The objective is to idenity opportunities for energy development at properties currently used for Rest Areas.  A guidance document on basic requirement would allow for sites to be assessed for future wind, solar, etc. energy.

Urgency and Payoff

Alternative energy sources are necessary to keep the US independent for foreign oil sources.  The rest area properties have the potential to house wind, solar and other innovative energy type sources that could be used to add to the current power grid, or to power the rest area operations, including the provision of electric vehicle power.

Suggested By

Rhonda Brooks, Washington State Department of Transportation, 360-795-7945
Brookrh@wsdot.wa.gov

Posting Date

May 9, 2012

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AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)
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