New Energy Engineers Work to Increase Electricity Output from MotionPower™-Heavy
Following successful design, fabrication, and prototyping, engineers now focus on bolstering energy output from MotionPower™-Heavy technology, which generates electricity from the motion of big rigs, trucks, and buses.
Burtonsville, MD – June 24, 2010 – Having recently completed the Company’s first commercial-scale MotionPower™-Heavy prototype, New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NENE) is pleased to announce that engineers are now working to design, test, and refine the technology’s ability to increase and regulate the amount of energy captured by the system in order to maximize its production of electricity.
New Energy’s MotionPower™-Heavy system is mounted flush to the roadway. This discreet, non-disruptive energy harvesting technology is made possible through the novel application of fluid-driven systems. The Company’s unique approach capitalizes on the smooth flow of pressurized fluids and avoids the use of moving mechanical parts, which can be financially expensive, prone to mechanical failure, and inefficient as a consequence of mechanical friction.
The system is fabricated using highly-durable yet deformable roadway surface materials which are embedded flush to the driving surface, parallel to the direction of moving traffic. As drivers pass over the deformable surface material, their vehicles’ tires depress the surface and any excess kinetic energy of the vehicle is discreetly captured for conversion to electricity by MotionPower™.
New Energy’s flush-mounted MotionPower™ systems are designed to capture the unused kinetic energy of slowing heavy commercial vehicles only at points where they are required to slow down or come to a stop, thus ensuring that moving vehicles are not ‘robbed’ of energy otherwise required to accelerate. Once captured, the Company’s MotionPower™ technology creatively converts this excess kinetic energy into sustainable electricity.
New Energy plans to conduct field-tests of the system in real world settings, such as Heller Industrial Parks’ flagship 8.7 million square foot industrial park in metropolitan New York, located in one of the largest contiguous foreign-trade zones in the United States and servicing America’s third largest seaport.
Click here to New Energy’s May 17, 2010 press release, announcing demonstration of the MotionPower™-Heavy technology at Heller Industrial Park:
Engineers consider high traffic installation sites, such as the Heller facility, ideal for harvesting the excess ‘kinetic’ energy of commercial trucks and big rigs to generate sustainable electricity using New Energy’s first-of-its-kind MotionPower™-Heavy technology. Excess kinetic energy is produced similar to the energy present when a bicycle continues to roll even after a cyclist has stopped pedaling.
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 10 million heavy trucks, big rigs, and buses in America, driving almost 240 million miles each year. Engineers envision installation of MotionPower™-Heavy systems across the nation, at active warehousing-distribution centers, cargo loading areas, ports of entry, border crossings, toll booths, weigh scales, rest stops, and other sites where large commercial trucks, big rigs, and buses are required to slow down or come to a stop.
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