[LINK] another way to generate power
chris at sw.oz.au
Thu Jul 2 13:45:32 AEST 2009
On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 11:53:58AM +1000, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:
> This system is stealing energy from the fuel tanks of the trucks driving
> over the plates.
Mike is probably correct, except for the question of where you would locate
the plates. A placement on a downhill road section where it's likely that
vehicles would be coasting or using less fuel would allow some of the
potential energy to be captured for a useful purpose rather than in just
heating up brake systems. Not so good for hybrid vehicles though.
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