[LINK] another way to generate power

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Thu Jul 2 10:28:05 AEST 2009

It's still based on fossil fuels.  Worse, these generators will produce 
more power from a Hummer than a Prius.  What we don't need is something 
that makes Californians feel better about driving their cars!


Steve Wilson.

>> California-based AEST has developed a 
>> <http://cleantech.com/news/4382/aest-harnessing-kinetic-energy-road> 
>> road plate technology that create electricity when pressure is 
>> applied to it, such as a car driving over it.  A system of 20 of its 
>> plates can generate 10,000 to 12,000 kWh per day and costs 
>> approximately $2.5M USD to deploy.  With power in the U.S. at over 
>> $0.10/kWh, that's a a savings of over $1,000 a day and over $300,000 
>> per year.  At that rate the system will repay itself in just over 6 years.
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>> http://www.dailytech.com/England+Supermarket+is+Powered+by+Shoppers+Kinetic+Energy/article15476.htm 

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