alexa Piezoelectric Roads: Energy Harvesting Method Using Piezoelectric Technology

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Piezoelectric Roads: Energy Harvesting Method Using Piezoelectric Technology

Ravjeet Kour1* and Ahmad Charif2
1Engineering and Science, ONCampus Coventry University, UK
2ONCampus Coventry University, UK
*Corresponding Author: Ravjeet Kour, Course Leader, Engineering and Science, ONCampus Coventry University, CV1 5FB, UK, Tel: +44(0) 2477 655540, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Dec 31, 2015 / Accepted Date: Mar 22, 2016 / Published Date: Mar 25, 2016

Abstract

This article aims to assess the functionality of piezoelectricity in roads to utilise energy executed from the moving vehicles. The energy is converted into electrical energy using piezoelectric technology to replace fossil fuel in streetlight applications. The vitality of this technology arises as fossil fuels is being over consumed which makes it challenging to provide sufficient power in the next era as an effect of growing population. Being dependent on renewable energy to account for a greater global consumption level is essential to overcome the risks associated with fossil fuels. Piezoelectric road is a new energy evolution to provide a sustainable solution in terms of environment, economy, and social needs.

Keywords: Piezoelectric roads; Piezoelectric technology; Energy harvesting roads; Renewable energy

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  1. Ava Alexander
    Posted on Sep 29 2016 at 3:19 pm
    The article discusses the application of piezoelectric technology in the production of electrical energy from the moving vehicles. The authors also discussed the importance of adoption of alternative methods of energy production in order to compensate for the excessive consumption of fossil fuels.