- TTI students from Takoradi have found a way to take off streetlights and traffic lights from the national grid
- The students have been able to mechanize speed ramps in a way that generates power whenever cars move over them
- This energy is then used to power the lights so they do not stop functioning whenever there is a power outage
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Students from the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), a second-cycle institution in Ghana, have come up with a breathtaking innovation that is taking social media by storm.
The students who were featured on High Schools Africa, a Ghanaian-owned YouTube channel created to unearth talents in Ghana's high schools, demonstrated on camera how their model operates.
According to them, whenever a car moves over the specially-made speed ramp, power is generated and stored within a battery.
This power is then transmitted to the traffic lights or street lights that are connected to it.
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The students explained that the purpose of this project is to take the streetlights and traffic lights off the national grid and prevent them from going off whenever there is a power outage.
Social media reactions
Pascal Genole mentioned:
This is a great idea. The problem is there shouldn’t be a speed ramp at a traffic light. Secondly the speed ramp needn’t go down when it is loaded. They can solve these two problems by replacing the speed ramp system with a piezoelectric material. Great idea nonetheless.
Stephen Asare indicated:
Good job. Ghana youth this is what we are expecting from you. We will fix our country even if our leaders refuse to think.
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KNUST students with brilliant innovation
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The report revealed that the designed adapter is cost and energy-efficient.
The two students, Peter Azure and Kenneth Akanbodiipo disclosed that their objective was to save and reduce the risk associated with electric pressing irons as a likely cause of domestic fires.