Patent Number: 8,872,363

Title: Vehicle movement activated electrical power generator, and method for providing electrical power for roadside applications

Abstract: Electrical power generation from vehicle movement where there is limited or no access to a power grid. A turbine disposed alongside, above, or under the road, harnesses the wind currents generated by a vehicle to drive an electrical power generator connected to a local electrical power system providing electrical power for roadside devices on the road ahead. Alternatively, pedals may be disposed on the road such that when a vehicle runs over them, the vertical motion of the pedals is translated into a rotational motion to drive an electrical power generator. The local electrical power system is used to supply power for roadside LEDs placed along the road ahead of the vehicle to illuminate the boundaries and perimeter, or for a roadside sign, camera, or deer whistle. The activation of the roadside devices is controlled based on whether it is day or night and the remaining charge of a battery.

Inventors: Almalki; Bader Abdullah (Kissimmee, FL)


International Classification: F03G 7/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00