A. Sumorek, M. Buczaj

Abstract. Energy harvesting consists in the processing and storage of energy which is normally dissipated to the ambient environment. This study presents two solutions using two methods of energy generation: conversion of solar energy into electricity on the road surface and energy recovery from road surface vibrations and displacements. The description of configuration of testing stand dedicated for road surface vibrations energy harvesting has been also included. Described testing stand will make it possible to verify the possibility of application of piezoelectric transducers in road pavement in terms of occurrence of damages and the value of generated energy.

Key words: Energy harvesting, piezoelectric, road surface.

New technologies using renewable energy in road construction

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