Speed Bumps Could Do More Than Slow You Down

A technology company in Maryland has developed a speed bump that captures the kinetic energy of the cars driving over it and sends it back into the grid.
November 1, 2011, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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New Energy Technologies, the company in question, says the cost of the construction is paid back in energy created in 2-3 years:

"It is targeting installations in parking lots, border crossings, exit ramps, neighborhoods with traffic calming zones, rest areas, toll booths, and travel plazas. Electricity would power roadway signs, street and building lights, storage systems for back-up and emergency power, the company says."

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Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 in SmartPlanet
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