RoadPower is in the business of helping commercial energy consumers help themselves. Domestic energy use is dominated by commercial and industrial facilities (upwards of 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity per square foot of industrial space). Meanwhile, motor vehicles in motion, including vehicles in the service of commercial enterprise, produce copious amounts of kinetic energy. Enter RoadPower, a pioneer in the burgeoning science of “vehicle-to-grid” technology. Its plan: to generate clean, grid-grade electricity – and offset a significant portion of energy expenditures – by capturing and converting the kinetic energy generated by road traffic.
Energy usage in the US is dominated by commercial and industrial facility power consumption and road transportation. Many of these properties require somewhere between 50 - 100kWh of electricity per square foot every year making energy costs one of the largest expenses for commercial & industrial facilities. And what about transportation? Vehicles in motion possess incredible levels of kinetic energy. The larger and faster a vehicle is moving, the more energy it contains. So what if we can collect the live energy from moving vehicles, and use it to offset the power requirements of surrounding buildings? This question spawned the development of RoadPower which proves we can do exactly that. Through a system built into the roadway, RoadPower captures vehicular kinetic energy and uses it to produce clean grid-grade power. The energy produced is transferred to the facility to power its equipment, and reduce operating costs. RoadPower puts an interesting spin on the ‘vehicle-to-grid’ category.