A lot of attention is given to how much energy humans consume, but this week we're looking at the energy humans create, and some of the innovations that are taking place to capture that energy.
There's a harmless virus, yes a virus, that's been created by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that generates energy when placed between two wafer-thin electrodes and placed in the bottom or your shoe. There's also a soccer ball that generates energy with every kick creating enough power to light a lamp. But it's Pavegen, a young company out of London founded by 26 year old Laurence Kemball-Cook, that's gained the most attention.
Mr. Kemball-Cook and his team have invented a tile that's designed to be installed into sidewalk and capture the kinetic energy you create when you walk. When several tiles are installed into a heavily trafficked area, Pavegen can generate enough energy to power things like lights, wifi and electric signs.
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