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The U.S. Department of Transportation provides case studies on states that are installing solar panels in the right-of-way.

State Departments of Transportation (SDOTs) are increasingly exploring the use of highway right-of-way (ROW) to accommodate renewable energy technologies. This paper provides information on potential business models, state rules, regulations, and policies, and example projects for energy generation in the ROW. 

The Free Energy Solar Highway Program research project identified best practices nationally and determined the financial feasibility of generating solar power on New Mexico DOT property at the lowest possible cost.