Imagine if the busy walkway outside your office was helping to power it?
PaveGen hope to make this a reality with their kinetic energy harnassing tiles that can store the “footfall” energy from each step.
“The energy is used for things like street lights, advertising, phone charging – anything on the street that needs power can be connected to our technology,” said Laurence Kemball-Cook the founder of the company to Factor-Tech.
The major challenge with such an innovative technology is the cost of producting, however the company claims the price has fallen ten fold in the last five years. Reducing this cost has allowed the tiles to be installed in London and Rio de Janeiro in small batches to great success.
Could we soon see our city streets dotted with the power-generating tiles?