The Road Power system captures the kinetic energy from moving automobiles. It can be installed in locations such as entrance roads, private roadways, or on the pavement of a parking lot. Approximately 50% of the kinetic energy of every passing vehicle which decelerates by braking is lost. This system can eliminate this loss by recovering this energy and converting it to electricity. The recovered energy is then utilized for purposes including energy storage, electric vehicle charging, facility power, and smart parking lots.
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Direct from manufacturer
The product is manufactured in the USA.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The product is still in the piloting stage and they are looking for interested stakeholders to participate in the piloting test program as of 2021.
Distributions to Date Status
Output energy product
Average daily biogas production (m3/day)
Description of waste source(s)
Kinetic energy from braking vehicles.
Waste input requirements (kg per hour or day)
Description of other input requirements
Other input requirements (amount per hour)
System dimensions (m)
The system generates sustainable electricity which can be stored and then used for other applications. The units recover the kinetic energy when a vehicle decelerates when the driver has applied brakes. The recovered energy can be supplied to the local grid, or even be used by any neighboring buildings or to charge electric vehicles.
Provided by the manufacturer.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Manufacturer specified performance targets include energy production, system durability during harsh environmental conditions, CO2 reductions, and cost savings to the client.
Vetted Performance Status
The first public demonstration was done from 03/31/2021 - 04/02/2021 at the Brooklyn Navy yard. This demonstration has been done to show the operation, functionality, and feasibility of the RoadPower system.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Noor, F., Jiyaul, M., 2016, “Production of electricity by the method of road power generation,” IJAEEE, pp. 9-14
Compliance with regulations
The manufacturers are considering incorporating relevant engineering standards NFPA, NEC, IEEE-1547 standard, NESC, ICC, IFC, IECC, and standards for inverters/converters.