zaterdag 15 januari 2011

In Israel, the highway is a source for generating electricity

Every time a vehicle passes over the pad, this technology converts the unit’s natural compression into electricity - which is either stored in a battery for immediate use (such as powering the lights or the security cameras along the road), or channeled to the national electricity grid. 


A new technology from Israel generates green electricity from cars and trucks along the highways.  The Israeli start-up 'Innowattech' has developed a system of small generators, designed to be embedded under the highways' asphalt.

Every time a vehicle passes over the pad, this technology converts the unit’s natural compression into electricity - which is either stored in a battery for immediate use (such as powering the lights or the security cameras along the road), or channeled to the national electricity grid.

'Innowattech' CEO Lucy Edery-Azulay calculates that 500 trucks passing over a one-kilometer stretch of road, at an average speed of 72 km/h, can produce 200 kilowatts per hour. That’s enough electricity to provide the average consumption of.. lees verder