By using the power of vehicles there is a nice way to generate electricity, it’s the Electro-Kinetic Road Ramp, an idea by HughesResearch.
How it works:
The Ramp operates by virtue of a number of articulated plates placed in the road. When vehicles weight is exerted on the plates they are moved up and down and by means of a specially designed and developed mechanism, a generator is driven, which is capable of producing AC current at 50 cycles or DC current.
I could see this used in many places, not only in certain areas of Africa where electricity is “rare”, but also in other developed countries to save some money.
[tags]electro-kinetic, road ramp, electricity[/tags]