System generates electricity from motion of heavy trucks

New Energy Technologies Inc 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 MotionPower-Heavy system for heavy vehicles has been engineered to generate electricity while addressing utility demands and commercial considerations unique to large vehicles. These include minimizing payload disruption, ensuring passenger comfort, and making special allowances for integration of the system at commercial trucking sites.

Heavy-duty trucks have up to 25 times more kinetic energy than a typical car traveling at the same speed. New Energy Technologies engineers have developed the MotionPower-Heavy technology as a fluid-based system, 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.

MotionPower-Heavy technology is being developed alongside New Energy's MotionPower-Auto system for cars and light trucks, recently tested for durability during the Labor Day weekend at Burger King in Hillside NJ.

The 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.

To view a video of a small-scale first-generation prototype of MotionPower-Heavy technology, access the URL at

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