It is a well-known fact that remote areas have best wind conditions, with ample amount of electricity produced. However, there are some good wind resources found in urban areas, still unexplored. It can sound silly, but the concept has immense value. Yes, it’s about the wind generated by vehicles such as automobiles, trains, and motorcycles through vertical axis turbines. As a result of this, the energy produced by the wind would be used to provide the infrastructures supporting different transport routes together with associated equipment.
The main idea behind this concept is to generate a modular product, which can be set up at strategic locations including suburban transport or railways. The complexity of this product was reduced so as to allow flexible replacement and maintenance of equipment when required in simple and inexpensive mode. This turbine concept can be applied to parts of road with infrastructures that requires electricity such as light, which in turn would support transportation routes including petrol stations and service areas.
Designer : Luis Filipe Castanheira Santos