Illustration for article titled Dragon Power Station Gets Energy From Semi Trucks

Hmm. How to go about this delicately? Terry Kenney is the inventor of something called the "Dragon Power Station", it's a system of plates and hydraulic compressors taking advantage of the weight of passing semis to convert potential energy to electricity. The system is embedded in the road around low speed areas and tractor trailers squeeze the Dragon plates together until hydraulic fluid gushes out at the capture station, where it is converted to power by a generator. The system is currently installed at the Port of Oakland and is expected to generate 5,000 to 7,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a day when refined. Dragons with semis? Expect horrifying new artwork any time now. (h/t to Eddie, you sick dragon lover) [NCMOnline]


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