Updated on January 25, 2024

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Created on October 13, 2021

RoadPower Systems

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System to capture energy from moving vehicles

Developed By
  1. RoadPower Inc
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Direct from manufacturer

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured in the USA.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

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

None

Output energy product

Electricity

Average daily biogas production (m3/day)

Not Applicable

Description of waste source(s)

Kinetic energy from braking vehicles.

Waste input requirements (kg per hour or day)

Not applicable

Description of other input requirements

Unknown

Other input requirements (amount per hour)

Unknown

System dimensions (m)

Unknown

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown

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.

Safety

None

Complementary Technical Systems

None

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.

Other Information

None

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