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Israeli rush hour now generates power

world Updated: Oct 08, 2009 01:29 IST

In a unique development, an Israeli company has developed a method to generate electricity from road traffic with the government mulling to implement the system on the nation’s highways.

The system works by using generators implanted in the asphalt that create energy when cars drive over them, daily Ha’aretz reported.

Each generator produces 2,000 watts per hour, which is stored in batteries along the side of the road.

The innovative technology is the brainchild of Israeli firm, Innowattech, in collaboration with the Technion University.

A trial performed on the system on a Highway along a 10 metre stretch was viewed as a success with passing cars providing the power for street lights set up next to the 10 meter strip, the report said.