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Supermarket uses power-generating parking lot

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2009

Supermarket uses power-generating parking lotEngland is a very innovative country. They’ve created such things as Policemen in tall hats, Palace guards that don’t flinch, Time-traveling Police boxes and now they are powering their supermarkets with their own parking lot.

At least one supermarket in England is setting up a high-tech parking lot that will generate energy simply from cars driving back and forth on it. The energy created will power things like cash registers and lights inside the store. It may even “power your savings”… At least, that’s how I would pitch it to customers.

The system will work using a series of plates that, when driven over, will create a rocking motion underground which turns generators. As more cars drive over it, more energy is created. About 30kw of energy an hour. It’s a smart idea. Hopefully it will catch on elsewhere. Every parking lot could be powering it’s store.

[Dvice]

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