It's no secret that China will one day be crisscrossed with high-speed trains, and Shanghai-based designer Jiang Qian has a simple but brilliant idea to increase their efficacy.
Qian's T-Box concept would nest helical turbines between railroad ties. As high-speed trains whip past, the hurricane-like winds produced beneath them would rotate the turbines, generating clean juice.
A nice benefit of this system versus traditional wind power designs is that there are no eyesore towers dotting the landscape; Qian's modules are largely invisible, being buried within the tracks themselves.
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