Commercial Scale MotionPower™ System for Generating Electricity from Motion of Heavy Trucks
New Energy Technologies, Inc. a next-generation alternative and renewable energy developer, today announced that successful prototyping and testing of its MotionPower™ technology for generating electricity from the movement of heavy trucks and long-haul vehicles has prompted immediate development of a full-scale system suitable for field testing, and ultimately, commercial deployment.
The Company's MotionPower™-'Heavy' system for heavy vehicles has been engineered to generate electricity while addressing utility demands and commercial considerations unique to large vehicles, including minimizing payload disruption, ensuring passenger comfort, and making special allowances for integration of the system at commercial trucking sites such as ports, weigh scales, border crossings, and central distribution sites.
Heavy-duty trucks have up to 25 times more kinetic energy than a typical car traveling at the same speed. New Energy Technologies Inc.’s engineers have developed the MotionPower™-Heavy technology as a fluid-based system, uniquely capable of drawing significant amounts of energy from a single vehicle without jarring its payload or creating passenger discomfort. The efficient transfer of energy from heavy vehicles to the MotionPower™-Heavy system ensures greater electricity production and easier device adoption.
The Company's new MotionPower™-Heavy technology for generating electricity from the motion of heavy vehicles and big rigs is being developed alongside New Energy's MotionPower™-'Auto' system for cars and light trucks, recently tested for durability during the Labor Day long weekend at Burger King® in Hillside, NJ.
"A few days ago, we announced that testing of our MotionPower™-Auto system for cars and light trucks has enabled engineers to make significant enhancements to that system, including the ability to increase power output and durability while lowering maintenance costs and size," explained Mr. Meetesh V. Patel, Esq., President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.
"Today, I'm proud to announce that prototype test results of our MotionPower™-Heavy technology for generating electricity from the motion of heavy trucks and long haul vehicles have similarly produced encouraging outcomes. As a result, engineers have immediately begun development of a field-ready, full-scale MotionPower™ system for heavy trucks, designed to fully exploit the tremendous kinetic energy of moving big rigs."
New Energy Technologies, Inc.'s full scale MotionPower™ system capable of generating electricity from heavy trucks will be highly-scalable, have a low part count, and will feature smooth energy capture with minimal payload disruption.
Engineers anticipate retaining the overall architecture validated in ongoing tests of the small-scale prototype, while incorporating additional engineering appropriate for high loads, repeated load cycles, and extended outdoor exposure - all important considerations for field-deployment of the full-scale MotionPower™ system for heavy trucks.
Click here to view a video of a small scale first-generation prototype of New Energy Technologies, Inc.'s MotionPower™ Heavy Vehicle Energy Harvesting System: http://www.newenergytechnologiesinc.com/motionpowerheavyvehicleprototype.html
About New Energy Technologies, Inc.
New Energy Technologies, Inc., together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a developer of next generation alternative and renewable energy technologies. Among the Company’s technologies under development are:
· MotionPower™ roadway systems for generating electricity by capturing the kinetic energy produced by moving vehicles. An estimated 250 million registered vehicles drive more than 6 billion miles on America’s roadways, every day; and
· SolarWindow™ technologies which enable transparent glass windows to generate electricity by coating their glass surfaces with the world’s smallest known solar cells. These solar coatings are less than 1/10th the thickness of ‘thin’ films and make use of the world’s smallest functional solar cells, shown to successfully produce electricity in a recently published peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy of the American Institute of Physics.