We got a lotta electricity
British supermarket Sainsbury’s is trying out a kinetic energy system at its store in Gloucester. It’s based on a series of plates embedded in the surface of the parking lot that generate power whenever a car drives over them. The system is expected to provide enough electricity to power all of the store’s registers – 30 kW an hour – without disturbing cyclists or drivers.
Sainsbury’s said the company estimates it will recoup its costs in two years.
(Title lyric from Suede.)