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Keyword Exclusive — Power In Pavement

Supplement to “Bite-size energy”

Inventors often must “think outside the box” to solve a problem. In Israel, engineers and university professors came up with their new idea by thinking “under the ground.”

As the wheels of cars, trucks, trains, even jets taking off and landing, pass over surfaces, the pavement or railway compresses and then bounces back to its original shape. That action is mechanical energy—and in certain conditions it can produce electric energy, too.

To see how it works, go to to read a short news article and watch a video.

Innowattech is featured in “Innovators, Episode 5, part 4 of 4, Clean Energy.”

To read the Kentucky Living December 2011 Future of Electricity column that goes along with this supplement, go to Bite-size energy.

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