Energy Generating Sidewalk

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We all use energy in daily activities such as walking, typing, and opening doors. One Dutch company has designed a product to produce electricity from people walking. The idea is to put specialized modules on dancefloors, and they will convert the energy from people stomping on them into electricity.

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The French city of Toulouse has taken this one step further and installed modules on the sidewalk. Electricity generated from these modules are used to power a street lamp, which requires around 60 Watts. There is definitely a move to generate power from everyday activities, and it will be interesting to see how much of an impact these devices can really make.


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