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Posted on November 23, 2016 by  & 

Pavegen harvests power from footsteps in Washington DC

Pavegen is shifting to become a permanent and commercial smart-flooring solution. Their technology has evolved from a singular tile, which generates electricity from footsteps, to an entire array with three multi-functional component parts. These functionalities are called: floor, data and energy. The new interoperable Pavegen System, is poised to power the data-driven smart cities of tomorrow.
 
The last 12 months have been the best in Pavegen's 6 year history, and they have hit another huge milestone with their latest launch in Washington DC.
 
In the past year Pavegen have raised £2m, launched their new product in London and in NYC with the support of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and were even featured in a music video with hip hop legend and clean tech entrepreneur Akon.
 
Pavegen have pushed boundaries with new pioneering research into kinetic energy, thanks to the hard work of CTO Craig Webster. Now, every footstep on a Pavegen tile produces up to 200 times more power.
 
Pavegen has been working with the US Federal Government on their flagship US V3 installation in Washington DC, just walking distance from the Whitehouse.
 
The install includes 3 of Pavegen's largest V3 arrays yet, and will be storing the energy from pedestrian footfall at one of D.C.'s most highly trafficked areas, DuPont Circle. With the technology, the lighting surrounding the area will be completely off-grid and pedestrian powered.
 
This installation represents an incredible landmark for Pavegen as a company and will help solidify their position in the smart cities of the future.
 
 
Source and images: Pavegen
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