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Siemens just announced plans to harvest energy from speeding trains by installing America’s first regenerative braking energy storage system on the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line. The Sitras Energy Storage unit is designed to capture kinetic energy from the train while it is slowing down. It then converts this energy into electricity to power the train when it accelerates.

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