We have been paying attention to the development of piezoelectric materials for electrical generation for quite a while. Using passing vehicles or even pedestrian motion and www.way2age.com creating electricity is an idea that is being explored on a number of fronts.
And now, the first practical installation of this kind is cialis gel in place at a supermarket in Gloucester, England, where "kinetic road plates" are being used to produce 30 kW/hrs of http://robert-alonso-photos.com/best-price-for-viagra electricity per year (previously we reported this as 30 kW per hour, using the http://www.chemistswithoutborders.org/cialis-tablets stat from the press release, but universal agreement is that is both impossible and nonsensical). The company's press release describes the process as a more physical process (plates are pushed down by passing cars to create rocking motions that turn generators) than a piezoelectrical one, but the broader concept of using transient motion to http://www.peseta.org/how-much-does-levitra-cost generate electricity is the same.
Of course, the store gets a much greater green energy benefit from customers who drive to the store, rather than those who walk or bike. The kinetic plates are only one of a number of sustainable building features of the new store. The building also has other features including utilization of natural light, rainwater harvesting, solar hot water, and a 50% reduction in electricity use compared to similar sized stores built before 2006.
written by Fred, June 23, 2009
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