Noise Is Cool For Power

One of the places that suffers due to the decibels is the airport runway. Aircrafts really make some mean sounds, and the question is, should we let the expended energy go waste? Nope, we should not and therefore designer Hung-Uei Jou has designed the Green Noise, a device that traps & converts the sound energy to electricity for the runway lights. It features a conical speaker-form to endure the elements and the modular structure stands on a tripod base for easy maintenance. Neat idea, only if we could get some tech-specs to it.

Designer: Hung-Uei Jou

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Green Noise Sound Energy Converter by Hung-Uei Jou

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43 Comments

  • SkyWay says:

    Hmm…so you would use this for…airport cars,crew? As an emergency path light? I can’t see an application for actually using this for signaling to pilots about the runway, as (sorry) they would just not be able to a) produce enough light. I kinda see you suggesting LED’s there b) they seem to emit light only to their centres, locate the lights to the outer edges and all around the frame to get better coverage as I’ve yet to see a normal plane go VTOL c) should really have an option for external power supply, or is excess sound really that reliable? As a bonus, throw in some wireless or wired control-mechanism as You would not want to go running around the runway to adjust these right?

    Searched a bit about the subject http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/Chap2/aim0201.html

  • SkyWay says:

    http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/Chap2/aim0201.html

    Get the lights around the frame instead of inside in two places, more power, white light as an option, wired controlsystem (wireless, no thanks)

    I posted a better comment, but YD’s WordPress decided to know about it, did not let me post it again, but ignored it anyway. If it shows up then good 😛

  • Victor Assis says:

    Governments would never homologate such a untrustworthy gadget for airports… Even if the system worked (I’m not sure how much energy would be required).
    But I could see those in music concerts, pulsating with the rythim of the music…

  • muqni says:

    it’s very cool design where now we need an eco-friendly technology to save our planet

  • Canterburry says:

    This doesn’t work at all. The sound wouldn’t create enough physical strength to convert soundwaves into electricity. Just greenwashing again.

  • uau, this is a great idea, and I hope to achieve as soon as possible

  • Confucius says:

    Im no expert on using sound to generate. But i will express my concern over the judges giving this (and many other questionable designs on here) a red dot award…

  • uau, this is a great idea, and I hope to achieve as soon as possible

  • brack says:

    Is noise collection possible?

  • mif991 says:

    Since the technology to convert noise into energy is suspect all I can say is if the airplanes hit any of these things you better pray no crashes happen (as it seems you laid them down in the runway).

  • eboy says:

    this would definotly improve the power grid but what happpens when we alll start using the new silent hybrids and evehicles?

  • leea naresh says:

    if its possible,its a very good idea now it has emerging but it is not only should applicabe to aerodrome, it should get into some other places like industries which will make more sound and in future in junctions we can work it because at that place also more amount of noise exists and in play grounds during matches so we can use some energy .some thing is better than nothing know.saving some amount of power.

  • leea naresh says:

    if its possible,its a very good idea now it has emerging but it is not only should applicabe to aerodrome, it should get into some other places like industries which will make more sound and in future in junctions we can work it because at that place also more amount of noise exists and in play grounds during matches so we can use some energy .some thing is better than nothing know.saving some amount of power.

  • PaulB says:

    so we're talking microphones as the transducer between sound pressure and an electrical voltage? Even with the more efficient models of microphones aren't we talking milli-volts for those SPLs?

  • PaulB says:

    so we're talking microphones as the transducer between sound pressure and an electrical voltage? Even with the more efficient models of microphones aren't we talking milli-volts for those SPLs?

  • Gym Wipe says:

    Really an awesome electricity generation equipment to have on airports or in any other noisy places. This something that would revolutionize the entire world. Thanks for posting….

  • Gym Wipe says:

    Really an awesome electricity generation equipment to have on airports or in any other noisy places. This something that would revolutionize the entire world. Thanks for posting….

  • qwerty says:

    what idea did you use in this technology?
    i’m also thinking of a way to produce electricity using sound…somehow related to piezoelectricity…so what idea did you use in this awesome technology?

  • costa says:

    This idea is very good. I am a student of electrical engineering and I am studying this technology for presentation of my completion of course work. In the first test got 2 Volts to power small loads, I think this technology will eventually be better studied and serve as a basis for various applications.

  • wanglong says:

    Good for me but not zhe best !

  • Vigneshwaran says:

    I am interest

  • keeelvin says:

    how do this technology works ? could anyone explain ????

  • keeelvin says:

    how much electricity it produces ?

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