Create electricity, just by walking to class, to the nearby shopping mall, to that famous tourist spot or to the sea-face. It really is true. In truth, this is the claim being raised by Laurence Kemball Cook and his team from London, United Kingdom. They've come up with a brand new clean and renewable technology solution called as Pavegen, which can harness power from your footsteps.
Basically, Pavegen uses the kinetic energy generated from your footsteps and converts them into power and electricity which can be used to run power sockets for charging devices, lighting or learning displays for educational purposes. Currently, Pavegen is being implemented at schools in UK and US because of the educational value this project imparts to students who understand and realize the importance of renewable sources of energy and keeping our environment clean and green. This project has previously been successfully implemented at the London Olympics 2012 and major tourist destinations as well.
Check out the website of Pavegen
and learn about their project in detail.
The crux of this project and technology lies in the implementation of Pavegen in countries such as India. Imagine, if we could install Pavegen at some of our busiest railway stations, shopping malls, major tourist attractions and public places, the amount of energy and power generation could be enormous, enough to run the lighting of the landmark where Pavegen is installed. This could be a significant 'step' towards minimizing our over dependence on fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources of energy.
If only our country could leave behind all the corruption, decadence of society and moral values, power struggles and egocentricity, and focus on shaping a bright future by investing in such programs. No longer should technologies like these remain a dream for the citizens of our country. As a developing nation, it is imperative that the Government accords highest priority to such initiatives in the clean tech sector. The time to wake up and start doing something has arrived.
What is the likelihood of such initiatives starting in India? Can India embrace clean technology in the near future? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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|A Typical Pavegen tile|
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|Pavegen at work while you walk over it|
|Pavegen at an actual tourist spot|