Pavegen plans expansion

August 26th, 2019

The company that converts footsteps into energy is partnering with the Hinduja Group. Engineering and manufacturing conglomerate, Hinduja Group, has partnered with U.K. firm Pavegen to help support its growth and expansion into key markets. Pavegen, which converts the kinetic energy of footfall into off-grid power and data, is seeking to reduce the cost of […]

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As natural as breathing

February 10th, 2017

All moving things generate kinetic energy. Ok, that’s obvious. … The human body itself is a reliable source of energy. Not the first thing that jumps to mind. … The most consistent energy source in our body is … breathing. Let that settle for a minute, and then read our feature, “Textile integration of piezoelectric […]

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Energy harvesting tiles to be installed for the French National Railway

March 20th, 2015

Clean technology company Pavegen has been commissioned by the French National Railway Company (SNCF) to install six kinetic energy tiles in the middle of a corridor in SNCF's Innovation & Research office in Paris. The kinetic energy harvested by the staff members of SNCF will illuminate LED strip lighting along the corridor. This energy will […]

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The energy around us

February 7th, 2014

Researchers are making progress on energy harvesting technologies and are identifying where improvements are needed. Editor’s Note: I had a phone conversation with prominent energy harvesting researcher Dr. Shashank Priya, Virginia Tech, about the status of kinetic energy harvesting technology. My goal was to get a sense of where the research sits currently, and what […]

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