Proudly SA: Ekurhuleni man develops system that produces electricity from road traffic

Proudly SA: Ekurhuleni man develops system that produces electricity from road traffic

- Clement has developed the Vehicle Energy Harvesting System

- It produces electricity from road traffic

- He has won the SA Chivas Venture award and needs funding to deliver renewable electricity

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A young South African innovator has developed a Vehicle Energy Harvesting System (VEHS) that produces electricity from road traffic.

Clement Mokoenene, from Ekurhuleni, has won the SA Chivas Venture award with his innovation, Briefly.co.za learned.

Writing on Chivas.com, Clement said VEHS is a "portable power station that converts traffic pressure on the road into renewable electricity."

It uses a specially designed layer placed on road surfaces to harvest pressure created by vehicles. This pressure then powers turbines that generate electricity.

Clement explained that the system neither uses any raw materials nor emits greenhouse gases, making it friendly to the environment.

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Clement pictured with his team and some of their equipment. Source: Chivas.com

Clement pictured with his team and some of their equipment. Source: Chivas.com

The young innovator is now seeking funding to help him deliver renewable electricity at an affordable price and contribute to South Africa's economic growth.

Clement said he got his idea from a plane landing:

In 2011, I saw an Airbus A380 land and it got me thinking about the pressure and heat a plane puts on the runway.
I looked at our roads and the many potholes (which is a clear indication of how much pressure they’re under) and discovered a link to energy. From there, it was just down to finding ways to harvest that pressure to generate electricity.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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