Friday, August 4, 2006

Passengers Generating Electricity at Shibuya Station in Tokyo

This is really interesting to me. They're experimenting with a new way to power the gates at train stations in Japan at Tokyo's Shibuya station. This method is environmentally friendly and, as I've been a conservationist since I was a little kid, this is great to hear about.

The East Japan Railway Company (JR-East), as part of research aimed at developing more environmentally friendly train stations, is testing an experimental system that produces electricity as people pass through ticket gates. JR claims that this sort of human-powered electricity generation system may provide a portion of the electricity consumed at train stations in the future.

found at Pink Tentacle

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