Step into the future with InStep NanoPower shoes that harvest kinetic energy

February 16, 2016 by  
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Harnessing abundant but inaccessible energy from unlikely sources may soon be as simple as taking a walk in the park. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method of harvesting kinetic energy from human locomotion. “Human walking carries a lot of energy,” says Tom Krupenkin, researcher and UW Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “Theoretical estimates show that it can produce up to 10 watts per shoe, and that energy is just wasted as heat. A total of 20 watts from walking is not a small thing, especially compared to the power requirements of the majority of modern mobile devices.” The energy harvesting shoe could prove a simple but effective lifeline in remote ares where power access is limited or nonexistent . Read the rest of Step into the future with InStep NanoPower shoes that harvest kinetic energy

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The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

August 24, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Runners all face a similar dilemma when exercising after dark: how to stay visible and safe while pounding the pavement. The designers at the Million Mile Light saw this dilemma as an opportunity – and they’ve developed a lightweight flashing light that is 100% powered by a runner’s movement. Their Kickstarter campaign launches today, bringing runners one step closer (pun intended) an environmentally-friendly safety light that will never run out of juice. Read the rest of The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

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Solar-powered Eagle View safari eco-lodge overlooks Kenya’s beautiful landscapes

August 24, 2015 by  
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Africa is well-known for its breathtakingly beautiful and pristine landscapes, which makes the country a popular destination with travelers who want to experience nature at its unspoiled finest. The solar-powered Eagle View eco-lodge lets visitors enjoy the best of the Kenya safari. Located in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, the safari lodge is built from durable Kebony wood and recycled steel. The lodge provides a base from which guests can enjoy bush activities such as safari walks and drives, night time excursions, and engage with the local Masai community . This eco-lodge is a prime example of a burgeoning ethical travel culture; those seeking adventure off the beaten track in the African bush need no longer choose between high-end accommodation and a guilt-free conscience. + Eagle View The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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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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