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Pavegen Systems has developed what they call the “Pavegen Tile” which converts kinetic energy into electricity. These tiles can be installed in high foot-traffic areas to generate electricity from the footsteps of these individuals. The harvested energy can be used to provide instant bursts of energy to local electronics or it can be stored on the internal battery.
Pavegen installed 20 tiles between London’s Olympic stadium and the Westfield Stratford City mall which will see approximately 30 million people in one year. This will create enough energy to power half of the mall’s external lighting.
These highly durable tiles are composed of 90% recycled material. One step can generate enough energy to power a LED streetlight for 30 seconds. Stepping on the tile triggers a small light within which directly involves the user in generating the electricity. These tiles are a fun and exciting new way to generate renewable energy.