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RE: California highways may soon produce their own power
Unfortunately this still sounds a LOT like fantasy. The article states that a 30-ft strip produced 2kwh of electricity. My current elctric rate is $0.15 per kwh. So... when you consider labor rates to "plant" the piezo cells and then the cost of producing the piezo-electric unit I cannot fathom how can this plan be ecconomically feasible. Just consider minimum wage at $7.25/hr/person vs. a gain of $0.30 for the 200 watt-hours. What am I missing here ???
Posted by marinechief@...
24th Feb 2011