X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Green Manhole Cover Harnesses Kinetic Energy

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

We see a lot of green concepts around here and while some of them seem pretty obvious, others clearly took more thought to come up with. The latest green concept is this manhole cover called the Fuel Cover and it certainly falls into that second category of things you need to think about. The manhole cover does its job of covering the holes in streets and sidewalks offering access to the underground pipes (and C.H.U.D.)

This particular concept from Wang Yi and Je Ze has sensors which read concentrations of gases such as methane coming from underground, and illuminated indicator lights if there is a danger. But it’s not just there to alert us to hazards – the It also has hardware inside to capture the kinetic energy of cars and people walking and driving across and stores that as electricity.

That electricity could then be used by workers for their equipment when working underground or nearby. The underside of the Fuel Cover has a normal electrical outlet that things can be plugged into. It could also generate electricity by harnessing biogas such as methane coming from underground.

It’s still just a concept at this point, but there are already devices being made to capture kinetic energy from vehicles driving over them, so it’s really not that far-fetched.

[via Yanko Design]



The Fundamentals of Drawing

The Fundamentals of Drawing

FITNESS Z0NE

FITNESS Z0NE

Battle of the Kings 2019

Battle of the Kings 2019

Advertisement
2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Gets Lots of Carbon Fiber Bits

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Gets Lots of Carbon Fiber Bits

Kia Stinger GTS: Orange You Excited to Drift?

Kia Stinger GTS: Orange You Excited to Drift?

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Is One Fast Drop Top

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Is One Fast Drop Top