A 24 year-old British industrial design engineer has invented a pavement slab that harvests kinetic energy from people walking on busy sidewalks and converts it to electricity.
Urban planners and architects can’t get enough of his clever design. The paving stones can easily be retrofitted into pavements and they are made from 100% recycled car tires.
Laurence Kemball-Cook’s Pavegen system stores the collected energy in a battery (for up to three days), making it available for any low-power application.
Currently, the invention is in the final rounds of testing, logging millions of footsteps.
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