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Pavement Generates Electricity From Footsteps

Pavement Generates Electricity From Footsteps
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Pavegen sidewalk tiles harnesses kinetic energy from the impact of pedestrian's feet.

by Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 7 january 2013

Pavegen is a promising sidewalk concept that harnesses the kinetic energy generated from footsteps of pedestrians and converts it into electricity. The sidewalk is composed of floor tiles that convert movement–whether it’s a step, jump, hop, or stomp–into renewable energy, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as lighting, charging electronic devices, and powering interactive displays.

Pavegen-Tiles

The creators of Pavegen envision renewable energy to be cultivated and used in the classrooms and have recently launched a Kickstarter initiative proposing to install Pavegen in one school in the United States and another in the UK. Once Pavegen reaches its fund target, the schools will receive a fully funded four-tile permanent Pavegen installation in a busy hallway of their choice, complete with interactive renewable energy displays to show students the energy they are creating with Pavegen.

Learn more about Pavegen in the video below:

Pavegen

Pavegen on Kickstarter

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