Turning Traffic Into Clean Energy: How This Startup Plans To Power The Streets Of Istanbul

Turning Traffic Into Clean Energy: How This Startup Plans To Power The Streets Of Istanbul

Andrew H. Sweet

The vertical devices, known as ENLIL, can harness air currents created by moving vehicles to produce energy and soak up solar power simultaneously.

Researchers at Istanbul Technical University worked with a team at tech firm Devecitech to create the roadside mechanism.

ENLIL's long, unobtrusive, upright blades are powerful enough to produce one kilowatt of energy an hour.

A single turbine fitted with an additional solar panel on top can seamlessly produce enough electricity to power two Turkish households for a day.

The apparatus is small enough to be placed next to moving vehicles without disruption and takes up minimal surface area no matter where it is. This allows for easy transportation and assembly in areas where traditional wind turbines may not otherwise be practical, such as city streets and buildings.

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