Roadway Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Generation and Distribution System Towards Energy Plus Roadways

The aim of this project is to develop a novel Roadway Wind/Solar Hybrid Power Generation and Distribution System (RHPS) towards energy-plus roadways, where energy-plus stands for annual energy consumption that is less than production. The RHPS would be a low footprint, intelligent, and multilayer power system designed for integration into urban and suburban areas, which reduces the need for new distribution networks. The RHPS represents a dramatic change in the role of the public right-of-way from an energy consumer to an energy producer, and therefore will aid in reducing transportation system operating costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Weaver, Eric

  • Principal Investigators:

    Hudgins, Jerry

  • Start Date: 20100413
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130412
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40286

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573211
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2015 1:00AM