KinergyPower Energy Carpet

Greece 2002.
KinergyPower Energy Carpet
Stefanos and Dimitri Horianopolous
Kinetic energy has been around us for a number or years, with companies such as Seiko, Citizen and others powering
their watches with the energy from movement of the wearer‘s hand. More recently, artist Theo Jansen has used
the concept of kinectics in his creations – lifesize kinectic structures built from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles.
These structures amazingly move around on their own. However, the potential of kinetic energy has not been fully
explored in the realm of sustainable design until now. KinergyPower is a new form of alternative energy which is
also an example of distributed generation. KinergyPower was invented by two brothers Stefanos and Dimitri Horianopolousin Greece in 2002. Their system uses a series of hydraulic pistons to absorb the kinetic energy from
the motion of traffi c and transform it into hydraulic pressure. This pressure powers a hydro-generator unit which
produces electricity. KinergyPowerUSA was established in September 2005 and is based in Bedford, NY. It is
headed by a management team that includes local Westchester business executives Demetri and Susan Papacostas.

The system uses the kinetic energy of automobiles and trucks to generate electricity by means of a site-specifi c and
fl exible hydraulic system design. While KinergyPower has many possible uses and adaptations, currently the most
developed product is the KinergyPower carpet. This carpet or mat is composed of a series of continuous slats the
width of a typical traffi c lane. Generally, the effi ciency (amount of power generated) of the KinergyPower carpet
is a function of three key factors: traffi c volume, average vehicle weight, and carpet length. The mat is modular and
can be sized to meet the needs of the site or planned merchant power expectations. It can be mounted above grade or recessed to form a continuous travel surface. Clearly marked, the non-skid abrasive surface provides a safe travel path.

Energy Generated by movement,

Vehicle movement on Pads

Vehicle movement on Pads

Original sources: