You got the power! This pavement in London will power streetlights as you walk on it.
You got the power! This pavement in London will power streetlights as you walk on it.


The people of Canary Wharf in the city of
London need to get marching, now that ultra-thin solar panels have been installed around the
area. The transparent panels and kinetic paving
slabs from Pavegen generate energy from people’s footsteps as they walk over them, gradually
harvesting enough energy to power lighting or to be stored in batteries. The clean-technology is known for developing
flooring technology that generates electricity from footfall. And will enable members of the public strolling
round Canary Wharf to experience the 10-tile installation, which will power two streetlights
in the heart of the financial district. The tiles also have the ability to send wireless
data using the energy from footsteps, which can then be integrated with an app to track
live movements from people, and show live footfall data. The tiles have already been installed in many
other locations worldwide, including Heathrow airport.

8 thoughts on “You got the power! This pavement in London will power streetlights as you walk on it.”

  1. James Willcocks says:

    I don't know enough about the science behind piezoelectricity but why not throw it in roads?

  2. NaderR says:

    It was already invented and implemented in Sweden and the Netherlands…

  3. JoeGames says:

    In the U.S. They should implement these in the stock car races. Those cars go in circles about 100 times over…

  4. gtone339 says:

    Add it on the roads next!

  5. oicub2 says:

    Wow!
    fuck solar, wind and water!
    we got way more expensive shit thats not actually environmentally friendly!

  6. InstrumentalsBeats says:

    Canary Wharf isn't in the City of London. It's several miles away. #London101

  7. dundee520 says:

    good idea – thanks 4 the report

  8. zenoist2 says:

    Good idea.

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