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#WalkingOnSunshine: Invention uses footstep energy to power lights:

#WalkingOnSunshine: Invention uses footstep energy to power lights:

Pedestrians power round-the-clock lighting on a walkway at West Ham tube station, a key access point for London 2012 Olympic venues. Photo: Pavegen A UK paver company is turning pedestrian traffic into electricity by harvesting the energy from footsteps. Pavegen tiles capture the kinetic energy created by footstep for immediate or future use. The pavers are currently being used at the West Ham tube station in London and this transportation hot spot is estimated to receive a million visitors during this year’s Olympic Games.You can see a live feed of the energy created from the 12 tiles here . More Summer Games Coverage: Olympic Wastewater Recycling: Gross or Green? The tiles are set to make their largest commercial debut in September inside the Westfield Stratford City shopping center in London. The shopping center is estimated to have 30 million visitors in its first year...

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