Pavegen, the creators of the energy generating floor tile, recently launched a new floor tile technology.
In 2009, Pavegen launched a pioneering energy-generating floor tile that generates energy from the movement of footsteps. Since then, this technology has been installed in over 100 projects, including three schools in the UK and an installation at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia. Pavengen recently launched an even smarter and more optimised system called V3 technology.
How it works:
The bespoke flooring tiles have wireless APIs that transmit analytics from the movement of footsteps in real time. The tiles can also connect with building management systems and mobile devices to generate power where it is needed in different spaces. The technology is ideal for high traffic areas such as airports or shopping centres.
The graduate industrial design engineer who conceptualised and created Pavegen, Laurence Kemball-Cook, came up with the idea when he was looking into kinetic off-grid energy systems that could be used if alternative energy sources such as solar or wind weren’t an option for specific applications.
The focus of these tiles is to help clients create smarter floors using data and the new V3 technology generates over 200 times more energy than its predecessor, thanks to its new triangular design that maximizes energy output. The flooring can be customised to reflect brand identity and designs and it can be installed in both outdoor and indoor locations. The energy that the tiles create can be used for lighting and the data applications, continuously track foot movement within spaces.
“This is the biggest moment in Pavegen’s history. We’ve created a product that can reshape the way people move in our cities and, with current digitisation, our ability to connect physical and digital worlds through a single footstep places us at the forefront of the footfall energy-harvesting market,” Laurence told content.yudu.com.
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