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Originally Posted by t-ramp;15306599 
That's more than I would have expected, actually.

Pretty neat. smile.gif

Dude, that's almost nothing. An average LED uses 30 mA per hour at 3 volts. That thing is generating 0.16 mA at 3 v or about half a watt.

Edit: Never mind, the article said LED STREETLAMP
Edited by Darkknight512 - 10/16/11 at 6:09pm
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post #42 of 84
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Originally Posted by hazarada View Post
fail. how much energy does it take to produce one of these bricks vs how much energy will it produce in its lifetime?
Derp. Do you actually think they would implement something like this if the expenditure exceeded what they would gain from it?

If it relies on kinetic energy it is very likely that it is an extremely simple mechanism.
    
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post #43 of 84
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lmao when I saw the title I was like "I bet its a swishy sidewalk that uses the energy from it being stepped on for electricity" I was right!
I thought it was a plexi glass type walkway with a solar panel underneath
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I thought it was a plexi glass type walkway with a solar panel underneath
With all the people stepping on the things interrupting their sunlight, the already poor efficiency would be driven down to basically nothing
    
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post #45 of 84
Sounds good, although it'll be costly to put it in action.
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Sounds good, although it'll be costly to put it in action.
Every large scale project has startup capital, it's all about what the long term benefit would/could be.
    
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Imagine these throughout nyc!!
HOW ABOUT A BUSY HIGHWAY?
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I've been wondering about that one for a while. Ever watch a highway and think HOW MUCH ENERGY is going through it?
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i usually step only in the center of squares anyway, so for me this would be perfect. =)

IMO the govt needs to quit subsidizing corporate energy, which is "necessary" because we "need energy," and start subsidizing small-scale, localized energy production. putting solar panels on your house should be an investment, not an expense (look at Germany) and putting these tiles should be the same. the government needs to subsidize the PEOPLE making electricity, not the big corporations.
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They should put these under the floor at slaughter houses.
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They should put these under the floor at slaughter houses.
That is the most morbid but efficient thing I've read so far.

Hats off to you
    
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