Monday, 12 Sep, 2011 Environment

Latest Invention: System that Produces Electricity from Vehicle Speeding on Highways


Today we can already observe highways that make use of kinetic energy to produce electricity. But designer Fang-Chun Tsai has come up with another original idea - to use kinetic energy from vehicles passing on magnetic highways to change a magnetic field to produce power.

The designer says that the Magneter system is quite easy to mount in existing vehicles. The technology could lead to the development of a self-sufficient energy grid.

Here's how the system works: cars equipped with a magnetic device located on the underside of the chassis run across the road and charge an energy-producing device that would be mounted on the road.

There's no need to use a generator and the system would produce power from whatever systems requiring it. In addition, the invention could be used to produce electricity on rail and subway lines as well.

It would also be interesting to note that the system would function together with a Smart Grid. It allows power to be stored and redirected to areas when it is required during peak power times, reports Greenpacks.

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