The Netherlands is officially on my list of countries with cool research and development of alternative energy sources. I have previously written about nightclubs where dance floor activity provide the energy needs of the club, and now I bring you HOT ASPHALT!
I know what you are thinking, there is no innovation in hot asphalt, because we all know it burns when you step on it barefoot. The cool thing is that this company is draining the heat out of it, to heat buildings and such.
It is like our roadways acting as one gi-nourmous solar panel; one might even consider a possible future where environmentalists might ask for more paved ground for cleaner energy purposes, although that might be too much wishful thinking from a big-city girl.