Ever heard of a wind mill mounted next to a highway?
This is a snapshot from the east coast of Scotland, where a small wind turbine spins in the wind of passing cars and trucks. As it rotates, it charges a battery that is below the ground.
This is the prototype of an invention by Sanwal Muneer, a young entrepreneur from Pakistan, and winner of the Shell Tameer Awards 2014! Sanwal's innovative idea received funding from Shell and won him an award from the United Nations.
Sanwal was inspired to create the turbine as he stood on the side of a Malaysian racetrack five years ago. “At first, the breeze from the cars was just a welcome relief from the humidity,” he says. “Then I started to think about how we could use that energy.”