South African engineer Clement Mokoenene has come up with an invention that could make drivers and their cars creators of electricity, the Vehicle Energy Harvest System (VEHS).
This is how it works: a special overlay is placed on parts of existing roads that cars drive over. The overlay then captures the energy from the cars pressure on the road. The energy from the pressure is sent to a turbine on the side of the road which generates electricity.
“This will be a cost-effective energy source for South Africa.”
Mokoenene and his team will be traveling to Amsterdam in the next month representing South Africa in the Chiva’s Venture competition. They will be competing to win a share of a million dollars with their VEHS invention.
~ Courtesy SABC