New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

December 9, 2010 by  
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Piezoelectric technology generates energy from pressure and stress on certain surfaces, and we’ve seen it harvest electricity from roads and dance floors to power lights and signs. Recently Israeli company Innowattech unveiled a new use for this versatile energy tech – they’re planning to install piezoelectric pads throughout the country’s railways to generate electricity. Read the rest of New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Eco Tech , Energy Harvesting Rail Pads , Environment , innowatech piezoelectric , Innowattech , Innowattech IPEG PAD , piezoelectric , Piezoelectric Devices , piezoelectric power , piezoelectric railroad , piezoelectricity , Railpads , Railway Pads , renewable energy , Technology

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Innowattech develops pads to harvest energy from passing trains

December 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Pads harvest mechanical energy from trains. After testing piezoelectric energy generators that can produce renewable energy from passing cars on the highway , Israel’s Innowattech has now moved to trains with a similar product. The company has performed a project with the National Railway Company of Israel to examine IPEG PAD, a rail pad that can be a solution to the smart rail field.

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Sonex Aircraft’s DIY electric airplane makes maiden flight

December 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission aircraft powered by electric motor. Modeled by Sonex Aircraft on a standard Waiex kit aircraft, the Waiex N270DC all-electric experimental aircraft has completed its maiden flight in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The airplane is one of the several models of kit-built aircrafts designed and produced by the company and this electric variant was under development for several years.

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Eco Tech: Duke University engineers to develop system to harvest nature’s motions

November 10, 2009 by  
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Eco Factor: Non-linear devices to harvest energy from a wide range of frequencies. The need to devise machines that harvest energy from renewable sources has tempted researchers to think of systems that can harness energy from motion and convert it into precious electricity

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Eco Architecture: Dakhu Studio proposes solar-powered complex for Taipei Pop Music Center

November 10, 2009 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable complex designed to harness solar energy and rainwater. Korean design studio Dakhu Studio has proposed a sustainable complex for Taipei’s Pop Music Center that will consist of a series of environmentally controlled public outdoor spaces, which can be reconfigured as needed for year-round use. The structure is also designed to form a public music sphere where visitors can have free access to music

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