As more and more companies begin to feel the increasing cost of energy, there has been a steadily increasing number of innovative and "interesting" ideas being brought forward to help drive that cost down. One of the latest being a kinetic energy capturing system being employed by...Burger King?
That's right, the king is going green by partnering with New Energy Technologies and acting as a testbed for a new system that will capture energy from cars running over a speed bump and using it to power some of the businesses appliances. The system would be mounted somewhere in the drive through lane, where nearly 150,000 cars pass through each year. As a vehicle passes over, it will force a mechanism downward and produce electricity which will be captured two times every day.
New Energy Technologies hasn't revealed much about the design or how much energy will be recaptured, but due to the small amount of movement, it will likely not be too much. From the sounds of it, the system may also be installed in other locations if it proves to be a cost effective way to save a small amount of money.