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Buildings Cut a Rug on this Dance Floor for Sustainable Energy (VIDEO)

Published on July 13th, 2012 | by Chelsea


Cut a Rug on this Dance Floor for Sustainable Energy (VIDEO)

July 13th, 2012 by  

Grease that pompadour and lace up your platform shoes because it’s time to shake your groove thang for renewable energy. Michel Smit has come up with the energized dance floor that transfers your fancy footwork into electricity.

As explained in the video, repeated movement on the floor activates a generator, which can be used to power anything from lights to doors. Smit estimates that 100 people dancing can create 3000 watts.

Smit has taken the dance floor around the world to publicize the application of energy cells. In the future, Smit hopes the energized floor could be used in high traffic pedestrian areas like airports.

No word on whether the foxtrot or mashed potato produces more wattage.

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is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.

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