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Old 01-07-2008, 06:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
trebuchet03
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Unfortunately... low drag vehicles would also cause the lights to go out at a Toronto campus ...
Wind from Highway 401 could help power campus

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A college in Toronto is exploring the idea of harnessing the power of Canada's busiest highway to create electricity. The wind-tunnel effect created by the hundreds of thousands of cars and trucks that travel Highway 401 each day makes Centennial College's Scarborough campus an ideal location for a small wind turbine to feed power back to the school. "

Am I the only one that thinks that's a retarded idea? I mean, why harvest energy from an inefficient generator (car) thus increasing fuel consumption... I respect the thinking... but really, Newton's Second Law prevails...
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