energy-generating paver

What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing?

Well, you actually can.

A London-based company called Pavegen has created a tile (or energy-generating paver, is how I’m guessing the company name came to be) that creates and stores energy by simply walking (or dancing) on it.

The company deployed a 6-tile array of their tiles at a UK music festival and charged over 1100 mobile phones in one weekend, just by dancing.

The pavers (or tiles) could be placed in high-traffic areas such as train stations, malls, office buildings, and the like to power nearby lights, electronic signs, and more.

As a matter of fact, Pavegen tiles will be installed at a mall near the site of this summer’s London Olympics that will create enough energy to power half of the malls’ outdoor lights.

Check out the video for more info on how the Pavegen tiles work at Eco-Snobbery Sucks.