10 Jan '12, 10am

Generating Power from Sidewalks: Filed under: Energy News

Generating Power from Sidewalks: Filed under: Energy News

In Electric Vehicles (EVs) : EVs are highly efficient largely because of their use of kinetic energy. They capture the kinetic energy that is often lost as heat when braking and it is sent back to the battery of the car. Buses, Trains, and Garbage Trucks : Implementing the same idea as above, school buses , subway trains , shipping trucks , and even garbage trucks are beginning to test out and use kinetic energy from braking. Speed Bumps : I haven’t heard of anything on this since 2009, but it seemed to be the year of speed bumps being used to create electricity. Burger King announced that it would be capturing the kinetic energy of speed bumps that year, as did the UK and leading UK supermarket chain Sainsbury . Your Shoes : Researchers at Louisiana Tech University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are each working on kinetic energy technology that will allows peopl...

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