The Pavegen company has been developing since 2009 a tile model that generates clean energy every time we step on it. A revolutionary concept whose massive use could give a boost to the local generation of electricity from renewable sources.
Pavegen tiles are made from recycled materials and are 80% recyclable, waterproof. They can withstand 5 years of intensive use. The top layer is made from recycled tires.
5% of the energy produced is consumed by the tile itself, the remaining 95% can be used on site or stored for later use. They are currently developing a system to connect it directly to the electricity grid.
Each step generates an average of 7 watts of electricity, it depends mainly on the weight of each person. Each step pushes the rubber down 5 millimeters, an imperceptible difference for pedestrians.
They are designed for public spaces with a large influx of people, in this way they can get a better performance. They measure 45 x 60 centimeters.
This English company was founded by Kemball-Cook, a student of industrial design.