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Duarte F.,University of Coimbra | Champalimaud J.P.,Parkurbis Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia da Covilha | Ferreira A.,University of Coimbra
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer | Year: 2016

This paper describes an innovative pavement energy harvest system, called Waynergy Vehicles, developed in Portugal by Waydip in partnership with the Pavement Mechanics Laboratory of the University of Coimbra. This system was installed in a university campus road pavement, which allowed the testing of a prototype. During a peak hour, between 1·00 p.m. and 2·00 p.m., the system was able to generate 37 800 J or 10·5 Wh. The electrical energy generated by several modules of the system located, for example, in speed humps and speed bumps, can be used not only to charge batteries for electric vehicles, but also for general consumption through injection into the electricity grid or direct use by electrical equipment, such as public lighting, traffic lights and outdoor advertising. © ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.


Duarte F.,Parkurbis Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia da Covilha | Casimiro F.,Parkurbis Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia da Covilha | Correia D.,Parkurbis Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia da Covilha | Mendes R.,Parkurbis Parque de Ciencia e Tecnologia da Covilha | Ferreira A.,University of Coimbra
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer | Year: 2013

This paper describes a new pavement energy harvest system developed in Portugal by the Waydip Company with the collaboration of the pavement mechanics laboratory of the University of Coimbra. The electric energy generated by the Waynergy system for people during 1 h was 525 J or 0·15 W·h. It is expected that the Waynergy system for vehicles could generate substantial electrical energy, which can be used not only to charge batteries for electric vehicles, but also for general consumption through injection into the electricity grid or direct use in electrical equipment, such as traffic lights, public lighting and outdoor advertising'. © ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.

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