Energy Generating Walkway: No Footstep Wasted

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Sustainability Problem: Energy

Sustainability Technology:

Pavegen technology was founded in 2009 in order to build sustainable environments. It aims to connect people with clean energy and also to bring awareness about changing behaviors.

It is a multifunctional custom flooring system. The tiles are sensitive to the weight of the people and as people step on them it causes ‘electromagnetic induction generators to vertically displace, which results in a rotatory motion that generates off-grid electricity’.

This technology turns kinetic energy into renewable electricity. As people walk on the path, they light their way (one footstep is enough to light an LED lightbulb for 20 seconds).

Stakeholders:

City planners

Citizens

Brands and agencies

Engineers

Deployment of the technology:

1. Continue working on scaling up the technology

2. Initiate integrating the technology worldwide to cities where streets are most occupied by pedestrians

Source

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