Author : Chithra Pradeep 1
Date of Publication :7th April 2015
Abstract: Electricity has become a major need of present day civilization and its demand is increasing rapidly. Hence we need a non-conventional method of power generation. This paper emphasis one of the promising electricity generation method using piezoelectric material. Vibration energy that is generated by vehicle movement on the road converted to electrical energy by piezoelectric effect. Instead of considering traffic as a problem we can take it as an opportunity to produce energy. And the generated energy effectively utilized for the automatic control of traffic light and street light. Here, a solar panel is also used as an alternative energy source. Hence by all means a piezo-smart road can be developed.