Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cars to power hotel electricity

The Four Seasons Hotel doesn't cut corners when it comes to customer service, so it seems fitting that it should be on the forefront of innovative services, too. Today the operator of luxury hotels and resorts announced plans to capture electricity from cars (via

WASHINGTON - The Four Seasons Hotel plans to generate electricity from kinetic energy captured from cars driving on its driveway.

"The device we're testing is like a mini speed bump. It's maybe 2 inches off the ground," says Meetesh Patel, chief executive officer of Burtonsville-based New Energy Technologies.

"We're creating a completely new technology that is capturing electricity from cars that are already moving on the road," Patel says...

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