Pavegen unveils world’s first energy-harvesting smart street in London

June 30, 2017 by  
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An underutilized street in London’s West End has been transformed into a colorful outdoor space exhibiting sustainable technologies , and right down the center runs Pavegen’s energy-generating pavement . The company, which has been around since 2009, has seen their pavement that harvests power from footsteps installed in 150 projects, but now their product is part of what they describe as the world’s first smart street. Walkers traversing the pavement can connect to an app and see how their footsteps in Bird Street have generated electricity . Pavegen installed a 107-square-foot array in Bird Street to harness and convert the power of footsteps into electricity, which will supply energy for lights and bird sounds in the area. Bluetooth Low-Energy transmitters are also part of this array, so that users can interact with the array via apps. People can see their steps on the energy-harvesting pavement translate into discounts, vouchers, and clean electricity. Related: Pavegen’s kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural villages Pavegen CEO Laurence Kemball-Cook said in a statement, “With installations in Washington, D.C. and at vital transport hubs including Heathrow, being able to demonstrate how our technology can bring to life the retail shopping experience is a vital step for us. As retailers compete with online, technologies like ours make being in the busy high street more exciting and rewarding for people and brands alike.” Other sustainable technologies on Bird Street include Airlabs’ CleanAir bench, which sucks nitrogen dioxide from the air to create a clean air bubble. Airlite air-purifying paint was also used in Bird Street. Pop-up shops offering shopping or dining beckon visitors. The outdoor space is meant to offer a vision for healthier urban areas. Transport for London Director of City Planning Alex Williams said the innovative Bird Street concepts could be brought to other areas of London, bringing 21st century thinking to improve urban streets. + Pavegen Images courtesy of Pavegen

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Pavegen to install people-powered kinetic energy tiles in SNCF’s Parisian office

February 25, 2015 by  
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Clean tech company Pavegen have been commissioned by France’s national railway company, SNCF (French National Railway Company) , to install six people-powered kinetic energy tile s in the middle of a corridor in SNCF’s Innovation & Research office in Paris. The tiles, which were installed last week, will harvest energy from staff members walking over them to illuminate the corridor’s LED strip lighting. Read the rest of Pavegen to install people-powered kinetic energy tiles in SNCF’s Parisian office Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy tiles , kinetic energy , kinetic power , pavegen , people power , people powered energy tiles , rail energy , renewable energy , SNCF

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SXSW Eco Announces Winners of the 2014 Place by Design Competition

October 8, 2014 by  
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