Energy Generating Roads from Passing Cars

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Here’s an idea a little more practical than giant, dangerous wind turbines attached to overpasses: a road that generates electricity from cars driving on it.

Here’s an idea a little more practical than giant, dangerous wind turbines attached to overpasses: a road that generates electricity from cars driving on it. The idea started in Israel, and is about to be tested in Ireland over 1 km. It works with the help of tiny piezoelectric crystals in the road that create the energy and store it for later use, and is expected to generate about 400kW of power that could be used in electric cars on the road. If this works, expect to see it implemented in urban city designs in the future.

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