Speed Bumps Converted to Generate Electricity
By September 8th, 2009Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:51 on
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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