Crowdfunding triumphs: 11 runaway successes

Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways raised $2.2 million through their Indiegogo campaign, and along the way they broke a few records. The Idaho-based startup worked on the technology for many years before starting the campaign to scale their prototypes, and the founders were blown away by the support of the world. Part of the reason was because their video "Solar Freakin' Roadways" went viral.

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By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.