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Power grid from cars on the roads?

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posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 09:29 AM
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If we embded copper wires hooked to a circuit along the side of all our roads and installed powerful magnets under our cars wouldnt that be a great way to create energy? As far as I know besides the added weight on the cars it would not really slow the cars enough to be a waste.

Esentially im talking about turning our roads and cars into generators?

Would it work?




posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 03:40 PM
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it would not really slow the cars enough


It would slow down the cars exactly by the amount of the extracted energy "actio et reactio".



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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You will suffer drag, called the lenz law. If it were up to me, I would take all the billions going to the oil companies and invest in ultracapacitors for use in vehicles. Then install solar stations along the road, and allow individuals to freely charge their cars off free solar energy.

This guy charges in 2-6 minutes..



posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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The problem is that fossil fuels are still cheaper than solar energy.

But fortunately it is only a matter of time:
www.spiegel.de...
cleantechnica.com...



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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If it were up to me, I would take all the billions going to the oil companies and invest in ultracapacitors for use in vehicles.


Ultracapacitors are one of those technologies that was probably invented 50 years ago and then suppressed by the government. The problem is that they charge and discharge so fast that they could be used for nefarious purposes. Creating a safe design that cannot be easily reverse engineered into something a terrorist might use may take a while. Lockheed Martin got involved after EEstor tried to market an ultracap to power the Zenn concept car. Probably a conspiracy going on there, since the military undoubtedly developed a device meeting those megafarad specifications at a government lab years ago.

www.greentechmedia.com...



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by moebius
The problem is that fossil fuels are still cheaper than solar energy.

But fortunately it is only a matter of time:
www.spiegel.de...
cleantechnica.com...


It's only cheaper for the oil cartel.

The U.S. government doesn't cap solar panels at 20% for no reason..

www.fas.org...


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I believe it.. They have suppressed countless technologies to keep us dependent on profitable sources of energy. Fortunately they can't suppress it forever.


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