Power Generation from Staircase (Steps)
We are using the non-renewable energy sources such as petroleum as well as renewable sources like solar, wind, tidal power etc., but still we couldn’t overcome our power needs. So we have to generate electricity through each and every possible ways. Power can be generated through we are stepping on the stairs; the generated power will be stored and can be used for domestic purposes. This system can be installed at homes, colleges, railway stations, where the people move around the clock. The utilization of waste energy of human foot power is very much relevant and important for populated countries like India and China. A special mechanical arrangement such as crankshaft mechanism is employed on the stair case. This arrangement will convert the foot power applied on stairs, as a rotary motion. This rotary motion will be used to generate efficient electricity. It’s an eco-friendly; easily accessible and non-conventional power generation system when compared to existing systems.
Ramesh Raja R, Sherin Mathew