Pavement generates electricity – level 3

29-05-2015 15:00

The people of Canary Wharf in the city of London need to get marching, now that ultra-thin solar panels have been installed around the area. The transparent panels and kinetic paving slabs from Pavegen generate energy from people’s footsteps as they walk over them, gradually harvesting enough energy to power lighting or to be stored in batteries.

The clean technology is known for developing flooring that generates electricity from footfall.

And will enable members of the public strolling round Canary Wharf to experience the 10-tile installation, which will power two streetlights in the heart of the financial district.

The tiles also have the ability to send wireless data using the energy from footsteps, which can then be integrated with an app to track live movements from people, and show live

footfall data.

The tiles have already been installed in many other locations worldwide, including Heathrow Airport.

Difficult words: transparent (you can see through a transparent thing), slab (a large, thick, flat piece of something), gradual (very slow), harvest (to get), clean technology (technology that is good for the environment), stroll (to walk in a relaxed way).



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