Throughout recent history incomprehensible amounts of energy has gone to waste and continues to do so at an alarming rate. More than half of the energy that flows through our economy is ultimately wasted through a wide range of inefficient processes. Energy usage in most of the world is dominated by commercial & industrial facility power consumption and road transportation. Close to 90% of the energy in vehicle fuel goes to waste. What remains is used for propulsion with close to 50% of that energy wasted as heat and friction via deceleration and braking. Electric vehicles are capable of recovering some of this energy through regenerative braking, which is a good start, but this simply isn't an option for most cars. It is estimated that enough energy is wasted annually in the U.S. - by decelerating vehicles alone - to power 60 million average homes for an entire year.
But what if this wasted vehicular energy could be recovered and put to back to work?
It turns out it can be, and the solution is
RoadPower enables large commercial facilities - like shopping malls and big box stores - to generate grid-grade electricity onsite using energy recovered from vehicles in motion on their property. This is accomplished through our innovative roadway-installed power generation platform that safely produces clean electricity with each passing vehicle.
RoadPower empowers facility management teams to greatly reduce electricity expenses of their facility by offsetting net energy consumption through utilization of vehicle-generated electrical power production on-premise.