Pavegen, founded in 2009, is the global leader in harvesting energy and data from footfall. Our vision is for smarter, more sustainable built environments which empower and connect people. From climate change to rapidly expanding cities, we face complex environmental and social challenges. Our technology enables people to directly engage with clean energy, to increase their understanding of sustainability issues, and to connect purposefully with brands.
Technology alone won’t make cities perform more efficiently. It’s about changing behaviours. Pavegen’s combination of physical interactivity and rich data is helping to bring smart cities to life. With over 150 installations worldwide including our recent arrays in Washington DC’s Dupont Circle, cities and brands are recognising the value of people power.
HOW DOES THE PAVEGEN TECHNOLOGY WORK?
The Pavegen technology is a multifunctional custom flooring system. As people step on the tiles, their weight causes electromagnetic induction generators to vertically displace, which results in a rotatory motion that generates off-grid electricity. Additionally, each tile is equipped with a wireless API that transmits real-time movement data analytics, whilst directly producing power when and where it is needed. Pavegen is also able to connect to a range of mobile devices and building management systems.