Sustainable Energy Generating Electricity from Floor Tiles
Piezoelectric floors are designed to capture the wasted energy and resources, and store or redistribute them where they are needed. Energy is generated when a person steps on tiles that feature piezoelectric attributes. The amount of energy generated depends upon the weight of the person, maximum deflection, and type of movement. This kinetic energy is converted into electricity.
Sustainable Energy Floor from Energy Floors
This Netherlands-based firm provides the Sustainable Energy Floor, which converts footsteps into electricity. When a person steps on the tiles that constitute this floor, the former flexes by approximately 10 mm, an action which is then converted into around 15 to 25 watts-peak. According to engineering.com, the generator used in this innovation is not piezoelectric in nature.