New Technologies for Development of Renewable Energy in the Public Right-of-Way

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 an low footprint, intelligent and multi-layer power system designed for integration into urban and suburban areas, which reduces the need for new distribution networks.  The RHPS represents a dramatic change 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.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    College of Engineering and Technology
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68503
  • Start Date: 20130702
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34583

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485567
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2013 1:00AM