Friday, June 8, 2012

Dance Moves Into Electricity?

"Mr. Kemball-Cook and his team have invented a tile that's designed to be installed into sidewalk and capture the kinetic energy you create when you walk. When several tiles are installed into a heavily trafficked area, Pavegen can generate enough energy to power things like lights, wifi and electric signs. They're currently installing Pavegen tiles at a mall near the site of this summer's London Olympics that will create enough energy to power half of the malls outdoor lights. But they can also be installed in any heavily trafficked areas like airports, train stations, schools and sports arenas."
Continue reading the full story by Bill Weir, C. Michael Kim, David Miller, Justin Bare & Mark Monroy