Japan harnesses commuters' stamping for power

December 10th, 2008 in Technology / Telecom
Japanese commuters walk through automated ticket gate of at a Tokyo subway station
Japanese commuters walk through automated ticket gate of at a Tokyo subway station. Japan has found a way to harness clean energy from thousands of stamping feet that pass through one of its busiest train stations every day. Panels that generate energy from vibrations have been laid by ticket gates through which up to 80,000 passengers pass every day at Tokyo station.


Japanese commuters walk through automated ticket gate of at a Tokyo subway station. Japan has found a way to harness clean energy from thousands of stamping feet that pass through one of its busiest train stations every day. Panels that generate energy from vibrations have been laid by ticket gates through which up to 80,000 passengers pass every day at Tokyo station.

Japan has found a way to harness clean energy from thousands of stamping feet that pass through one of its busiest train stations every day.



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