How to Get Energy from the Road

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Parking lot energy!Roads and parking lots. They are everywhere in today’s busy, dog-eat-dog, modern world. They sit there all day, selfishly absorbing the sun’s rays, then squandering all that heat at night by simply releasing it into the night air. Welp, a Dutch company named Ooms Avenhorn Holding BV is now working on ways to take that solar energy and use it to heat homes and offices.

Ooms has already implemented this technology in several places around the Netherlands; solar energy collected from nearby roads and parking lots helps heat an industrial park of 160,000 square feet in Hoorn, a 70-unit apartment building in Avenhorn, and an air force base hangar.

This is a great idea; even on cloudy days, this system of getting heat from roads is effective. Let’s hope that America can build off of this Dutch technology and start using our numerous roads and parking lots to heat our buildings. Just think about how much of our land in cities is taken up by roads and parking lots. Imagine if we were using that captured solar energy to heat our buildings. We could cut our power usage in a huge way, while not sacrificing anything in the way of personal comfort.

A good article about getting energy from asphalt can be found right about here. Thanks to my pop for letting me know about this.

Posted in electric, inventions, solar power on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 at 9:32 AM.

3 Responses to “How to Get Energy from the Road”

  1. Johncena says:

    NoDak in the news…Williston, ND has been booming for 3-4 years now. I have a freind who is a geoligist there now, making an absurd amount of money, (at least it’s absurd to me and I mean that in a good way) With the surge of people, my only concern is how many liberal, hippie, pinkos, GORP eaters, and basic fucktards are coming into our state. But after careful review, these type of folks don’t like oil. So I think we are safe.

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