Piezoelectric Roads: Energy Harvesting Method Using Piezoelectric TechnologyRavjeet Kour1* and Ahmad Charif2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ravjeet Kour
Course Leader, Engineering and Science
ONCampus Coventry University, CV1 5FB, UK
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Received date: December 31, 2015 Accepted date: March 22, 2016 Published date: March 25, 2016
Citation: Kour R, Charif A (2016) Piezoelectric Roads: Energy Harvesting Method Using Piezoelectric Technology. Innov Ener Res 5:132. doi: 10.4172/ier.1000132
Copyright: © 2016 Kour R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.