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Pavegen further develops energy harvesting floor tiles

Pavegen unveils the latest iteration of its energy-generating technology, revolutionising the way the company and product operate in a pivotal step for the business. Pavegen is shifting to become a permanent and commercial smart-flooring solution. The 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 new Pavegen technology, known as V3, is sleeker and far more efficient, generating over 200 times more power than the first model manufactured in 2009. Pavegen technology is focusing on Floor, Energy and Data, whilst shifting its focus from kinetic-only vision into smart floors and the business of data.
 
Its new unique triangular design maximises energy output and data capture. Its high durability and simple deployability allows Pavegen to generate renewable energy where and when it is needed.
 
Bridging the gap between the digital and the physical worlds allows Pavegen to integrate perfectly within the smart city infrastructure.
 
Pavegen CEO and Founder Laurence Kemball-Cook said: "This is the biggest moment in Pavegen's history. We've created a product that can reshape the way people move in our cities, and with current digitisation our ability to connect physical and digital worlds through a single footstep places us at the forefront of the footfall energy-harvesting market."
 
 
Founded in 2009 by Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen has since grown from strength to strength, transitioning from a 5-man team to a 40-strong group of engineers, designers, and innovators around the world in under 5 years. In 2015 the company successfully completed their first crowdfunding round on Crowdcube, raising a total of £2 million and accumulating over 1500 investors.
 
The success resulted in the formation of Pavegen's advisory board; spearheaded by CEO/Founder of Tribal Planet and former Apple Exec Jeff Martin and Interface FLOR President Greg Colando.
 
Two installations have already been confirmed with the new Pavegen model; one set to take over the largest shopping centre in Europe, Westfield.
 
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