Harvesting energy from trains

A project about implementing Piezoelectric materials into infrastructure to generate sustainable energy. The project is focused on installation of Piezo train tracks in Amsterdam. Piezoelectric materials have a huge potential to overcome shortcomings concerning renewable energy supply. Although there is relatively pristine academic literature and research on this technology, we have found some promising experiments providing data and information. The basic principle of this tool is to harvest electricity from vibration created by mechanical pressure. When we place piezo ceramics or crystals such as quartz, lead or titanate between two metals and apply pressure on these elements, a vibration will be created, resulting in electric charge collected by the metals.

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