TTI students develop speed ramp technology that supplies electricity to traffic light
Some students of the Takoradi Technical Institute in the Western Region of Ghana have developed a speed ramp technology prototype that supplies electricity to traffic lights.
In a video by High School Africa, students of the institute displayed the prototype and explained that, since there are frequent power outages leading to traffic lights going off leading to road accidents, their technology will help sustain the power of the light amid power outages.
They explained that, It is a renewable energy project which the speed ramp is being used as a renewable source of energy to power the lights. The ramp will harvest energy from the weight of the moving cars and as more cars pass on the ramp, the more energy it stores and supplies to the traffic lights.
Not only traffic lights per se, it can also be used to power street lights as well as other electronics that functions closer to the road.