Harnessing the Energy of Decelerating Cars

Sept. 18, 2009
Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Meetesh Patel, president and CEO of New Energy Technologies, which develops next-generation alternative energy technologies. He describes a technology called MotionPower, which harnesses the untapped potential generated from the kinetic energy of moving vehicles. It’s being developed to be installed anywhere vehicles slow down–outside fast-food drive-ups, for example.

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Meetesh Patel, president and CEO of New Energy Technologies, which develops next-generation alternative energy technologies. He describes a technology called MotionPower, which harnesses the untapped potential generated from the kinetic energy of moving vehicles. It’s being developed to be installed anywhere vehicles slow down–outside fast-food drive-ups, for example.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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