Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Tiles Generate Power from Paris Marathon Runners

April 10, 2013 by  
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The annual Paris Marathon took the term “energetic workout” to the next level this past weekend by harnessing kinetic energy from over 40,000 participating runners. Sponsored by Schneider Energy , the initiative covered part of the marathon course with energy-harvesting tiles that were activated as participants ran across them. Each runner’s step yielded 8 watts of energy, which was used to power electric signs and display screens throughout the marathon. Read the rest of Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Tiles Generate Power from Paris Marathon Runners Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , kinetic energy , kinetic energy harvesting tiles , kinetic energy marathon , Paris Marathon , Pavegen Systems , sustainable design        

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Kinetic Energy-Harvesting Tiles Generate Power from Paris Marathon Runners

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