A Review on Energy harvesting from roads (Piezoelectric Roads)
Radha Ajay Powar, Adnya S. Manjarekar
Piezoelectric Sensors, Environment, Sustainability, Energy Collection, Engineering application.
The agenda of this review paper is to review current methods of energy harvesting and also focusing on piezoelectric energy harvesting. The piezoelectric energy harvesting technique is based on the materials property of generating an electric field when a mechanical force is applied. This phenomenon is known as the direct piezoelectric effect. Energy harvesting technologies from road infrastructure is a new research territory that encompasses technologies that capture the wasted energy occurred at pavements, accumulate and store it for later use. The concept is very compatible with current traffic trends and the ongoing depletion of natural resources. This review write-up outlines the current state of the art in road energy harvesting technology, with a focus on piezoelectric Systems, including an analysis of the impact of the technology from environmental and social stance. Based on an extensive desktop review study, this article provides an extensive insight towards roadway energy harvesting technologies. Specifically, this write-up discusses the societal and environmental benefits of road energy harvesting technologies, as well as the challenges. The study outlined the meaningful benefits that positively align with the concept of sustainability. Overall, the literature findings indicate that the expansion of the roadway energy harvesting technology to a large practical scale is feasible, but such an undertaking should be wisely weighed from broader perspectives. Ultimately, the article provides a positive outlook of the potential contributions of road energy harvesting technologies to the ongoing energy and environmental challenges of human society.
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Unique Paper ID: 151443

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1

Page(s): 1064 - 1070
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