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We all have dreams and some embrace them more than others... what would the world be like if this were not the case?
I am going to share my vision for a future... where the next generation actually gets paid for driving down the road.
Now it might only be a penny a mile so lets not get too excited ( really alot more in savings when you dont need to pay for gas or power)...but once the buckypaper roads pay for themselves ...the profits should go to the people.
life is transitory its about doing someting that we have never done before.
lets look at some reality from dreams...YouTube - Innowattech breakthrough in alternative energy from road traffic"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." –Richard Buckminster Fuller

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The case for Energy Harvesting Roads

First off it should be recognized that driving as we do it today, has zero reclaimed energy.
Energy harvesting road systems could easily follow a  technological curve similar to computers and genetic mapping .
That is to say it could double in energy production every 2 years or so.

 Israel has taken the idea and produced road rail and sidewalk  energy harvesting systems. http://www.kurzweilai.net/innowattech-harvests-mechanical-energy-from-roadways
Other concepts can be integrated for safety.
even systems that could prevent road kill .
also it should be noted there is more than one way to make roads that harvest energy. starting with thin film solar and piezoelectric to  mechanical systems such as Road Power Generation.
Jerry Brown had a chance this week to sign a bill to foster these advancements but sadly he veto'd it.
This little video touches on our current Energy state.

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