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Monday, January 14, 2008

The next frontier in renewable energy: people power

Move over sun and wind power… the next frontier in renewable energy is people power! And no, we don’t mean them being used as in soylent green, but rather, to use the energy generated from the movement of large numbers of pedestrians through an occupied space. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense: people power is cheap and plentiful. People are an infinitely renewable resource in a public space, since they are moving around and coming and going all day long. We’re excited to announce that plans are now afoot to take the heat energy generated by the movement of human beings and use it to heat a train station in Sweden.

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