Speed Bumps Converted to Generate Electricity

By on September 8th, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:51

speed-bump_7JJ5b_69The company New Energy Technologies has developed a prototype device which will make use of speed bumps to generate electric energy. It is now tested at a Burger King in Hillside, New Jersey.

The “Motion Power Energy Harvester” is designed to capture the kinetic energy of a moving car and converts it into up to 2000 watts of instantaneous power, according to the engineers who designed it. “If this is multiplied by ten times the length and we have 100,000 or 150,000 cars a year the device will pay back in less than two years,” according to the engineer Jerry Lynch.

This system could be effectively used in any number of high traffic areas including border crossings, shopping centers, rest areas, intersections and toll plazas. “We’re creating a new industry and if we’re first to market with this thing we definitely will be at the top of the wave,” Patel says.

[Original Source: FoxNews]

        

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