Pavement Generates Electricity From Footsteps

Pavement Generates Electricity From Footsteps
technology

Pavegen sidewalk tiles harnesses kinetic energy from the impact of pedestrian's feet.

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.

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