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Renewable Energy in Highway Right-of-Way

State Departments of Transportation are increasingly exploring the use of highway right-of-way (ROW) to accommodate renewable energy technologies. The ample lands DOTs manage are often close to electrical loads and have sometimes already been disturbed, potentially making these properties ideal locations for renewable energy applications.

Highway ROW renewable energy projects can:

Renewable Energy Projects Map
The following map provides a snapshot of existing highway renewable energy projects from around the country. Click on an icon for more information about a project. Please contact Carson Poe to recommend additional projects to include in the map.

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Updated: 5/19/2016
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