My previous articles on alternative electricity was quite cool and useful, if you missed it read again Roads as solar collector and pedestrial power. Now a days there are still power crisis in our Country, One of these alternative power generator may suitable in current situation I think so. But Government must support those alternatives with giving more priority like other hydropowerprojects and solar projects. Here again I’m posting another technology that can produce electricity, yes roads can also produce power, see how????
Israeli energy company Innowattech has created a new type of road that generates electricity as cars drive on it:
The supercharged surface is embedded with piezoelectric crystals, which transform kinetic energy from passing vehicles into an electrical current. With widespread adoption, the technology could feed energy back into the nation’s burgeoning electric vehicle grid, transforming congested roadways into a clean green source of energy.
The amount of electricity produced isn’t that much (400 kilowatts per kilometer or 645/mi), and there’s no mention on how cost effective it would be.