In The Netherlands, the project “Vibrations, fizzling source of energy” (Trillingen, bruisende bron van energie) was awarded a price by the innovation program Mooi Nederland (which loosely translates as Pretty Holland). A group of engineers are putting the hands together with the University of Twente to start a groundbreaking trial of renewable energy production on a Dutch highway. If successful, the project will be the first of it’s kind: commuters will produce renewable energy on an ongoing basis just by driving over the road. To make energy producing roads, piezo-electric material is used in the asphalt on the roads. The…
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