Smart Grid Coming to Philadelphia Train Stations

  The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority announced last week the unveiling of what they are terming as a “ground-breaking recycled energy and optimization project.” The pilot project captures the braking energy of its trains on the Market-Frankford Line and integrates the captured energy into the regional electric grid. This is a unique … [continued]

Get Energy from Your Shoe!

A fun new technology that harvests power from a small generator embedded in the sole of your shoe has been developed by Dr. Ville Kaajakari at Louisiana Tech University (LTU). The technology cannot power your house (yet), but it can be used for a range of useful purposes.