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    Pavegen - generating electricity from feet

    Apparently this technology ( School Trials | Green Energy by Pavegen Systems Ltd, London ) is installed in some schools. If anyone here has it, it would be interesting to know how much electricity it makes.

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    This looks cool. But it's only really work somewhere with a lot of foot traffic.

    Most of the day in a school is spent in a classroom.

    This would be perfect for a big shopping centre though.

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    Next to none when compared to the cost of installing it I suspect. The website only seems to show lights being powered - probable very efficient ones too. The website is also a little light on actual figures.

    Might be useful where you need light but have no mains feed - but in a school (indoors)? Can't see it meself.

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    with 1600 kids some of our corridors have a lot of traffic, there's a crossroad junction near the hall/dining room that is also used to get across to the other side of the school. and we have to have 2 periods of lunchtime. Although 00s of kids pushing each other up a corridor might defeat stepping on a single slab.

    Depends how long it takes to pay for itself.

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