25 Jun '11, 2am

Piezoelectric Elements Can Turn Highways into Green Zones:

Piezoelectric Elements Can Turn Highways into Green Zones:

A quarter mile stretch of highway in Israel has installed piezoelectric crystals and is monitoring the energy use. Piezo Electric Generators (IPEG) were developed by Innowattech and can harvest piezoelectricity by capturing and storing the energy for re-use. In 2009 Kouhei Hayamizu developed other generators that are now powering one of the 108 LED lights that are on the Goshiki Zakura Ohashi Bridge in Tokyo. The generators are using the bridge’s own traffic to power its lights. Hayamizu stated,

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2011/06/24/piezoelectric...

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