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Pavegen

Where Does Power Come From And Where Is It Going?

 

“Left, left, left right left.” A song we Americans know all to well. As soldiers fall in line, train, singing a song, making them synchronize with each other. They create a symbolism of unity that is far greater and more important then one man could do by himself in the military.

That unity helps build something that is more then just a march. 

We don’t think about light much as millennials because from birth it’s always been there. Electricity lighting up every corner of the United States that if you drive now, it would take you a hour or more to get to a place where there is no electricity. No light to guide your way. Yet even then you probably have a flash light in your car or even a cell phone to help you out. Well now you might not need anything but your feet to light your way.

“My idea was a floor tile that would convert the kinetic energy from a footstep into electricity,” Laurence Kemball-Cook

 

Take a step, take two or three. Start walking by lighting the future

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Pavegen
is a storing device that converts kinetic energy into electricity to power devices of all types. By adding pressure to the device implanted in the ground. The Pavegen creates a pulse or energy that creates 7 watts of power. Simple enough. Now by adding multiple set points, say through a walk way or on the sidewalk in the park. You could use this technology to light up the way along the sidewalk as people walk by, pedipower.

 

CNN News Broadcast

 

Take a look at some installations already being put to work…

 

Nigeria

People Powered Football Pitch                                   


England

Simon Langton School

Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport

The Crystal

Heathrow Airport     

Renaissance Works Offices, London

West Ham Station, London 2012 Olympics


Brazil     

Shell, Rio de Janeiro


South Africa   

Samsung


France

St. Omer Train Station


Australia

Federation Square, Melbourne


USA

Bloomington School, USA

Modernization of Solar

“What if one day everywhere around you there was solar energy being generated simuanitously as you and everyone around you used it.”

 

With the advancements in solar technology there are a lot of new types of designs coming into use. Types like monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, thin film silicon, solar thermal which require heat instead of light, and the most common your use to seeing photovoltaic solar cells. The list goes on and on LIST OF SOLAR CELL TYPES. Yet with recent advancements in these fields. Professor Lunt at Michigan State University working on the TLSC project has come up with a new type that seems to push the boundaries of the industry, but still uses the same technics that the energy industry uses today.

 

Transparent Solar Cells

Transparent Solar Cells

Now I know that might not seem like a revolutionary idea when you first here it. Yet when you start to think about everything that has transparent glass on it that we use in our daily lives. The implementation possibilities just seem to be endless.

Heres a couple common examples of applications:

Car windows

Cell phone screens

Skyscraper windows

Residential windows

Airplanes


Take a look a how this new technology works 

 


If your more interested in other types of solar cells. Here are some articles to help explain this new industry that we might rely on every single day in the future

Solar Panels 101

Which Solar Panel Type is Best? 

Types of Solar Panels

Solar Power Applications

MIT – Transparent Solar Cells


Here is Professor Lunt view of his technology

Digital Trends Video