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post #51 of 84
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
That is the most morbid but efficient thing I've read so far.

Hats off to you

Probably create enough electricity for half the world..
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post #52 of 84
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post
I've been wondering about that one for a while. Ever watch a highway and think HOW MUCH ENERGY is going through it?
No, it doesn't work like that. At best, you're decreasing every car's gas milage in a fairly inefficient way (before we even take into account potential safety concerns of a highway that flexes underneath moving cars, or the additional maintenance these panels would have over regular pavement).

Better off just using the same money to build a power plant to burn gas directly for the cost, and since it would be centralized it would be easier to distribute the power.

This works for pedestrian foot traffic, but it has few other applications, and certainly not roads.
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post #53 of 84
Put these in a cars suspension...use them to power cars (along with regenerative braking)
 
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post #54 of 84
Don't know if this has been said already but this will only catch on if it produces equal or more profit for energy companies than traditional methods of producing electricity, or it is cheap to implement and requires less maintenance than traditional methods to be used as a supplement.
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just find a way to put these on roads....
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post #56 of 84
How bout smaller 'domes' embedded in tires when driving.....
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post #57 of 84
Enough with the cars / roads thing already! It wont work. The energy has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere needs it's energy. Basically you will end up burning extra gas to produce a small amount of electricity in a very inefficient way.
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post #58 of 84
Wow, if we put these in very densely populated places, such as Shibuya in Tokyo, or Times Square in Nyc, it would make ****loads.
post #59 of 84
just simply replace every sidewalk in the world with this?

certainly couldn't hurt!

Unless their producion req alot of co2 etc?
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Cost of operation?
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