Kickstarter Campaign Brings Renewable Energy to Classrooms, Literally

Even when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow, a new renewable energy tile quietly captures kinetic energy from footfall traffic and converts it into energy to power lights, even indoors. And that is exactly what Pavegen is doing with its Kickstarter campaign. If this campaign is fully funded, two lucky schools (one in the U.S. and one in the U.K.) will receive a Pavegen installation that will light up a hallway inside the schools using renewable energy from the student’s foot traffic. But even better, the Pavegen installation will act as an interactive classroom where students learn about kinetic energy generation and wider sustainability and renewable energy initiatives.

Pavegen is an interesting technology, debuting at TED in 2012 and then lighting up transportation corridors near the 2012 Olympic games in London. What a fun way to generate electricity!

Back Pavegen for Schools and put your own school in the running for a full Pavegen installation.

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