May 18, 2009

Playgrounds have the POWER!

What if playing on a playground, or simply walking, could provide clean, alternative energy for your community?

Playing can already provide clean water for a village with PlayPumps, and now people are working on the next logical step - harnessing all the energy of youthful exuberance and converting it into electricity! Powerleap technology, now in development, harnesses energy from both walking and jumping and playing on the playground and converts it into energy to power streetlamps and more.

Cool, huh? I wonder when we'll start seeing this technology being used.

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