A new green initiative is seeing tonnes of food scraps converted to green energy.
Operating at safe low voltages, the pavement could be used in urban environments, homes, office buildings, shopping malls, and public infrastructure projects.
In addition, these smart benches can also be equipped with fast 4G internet and air quality sensors.
The plant is able to convert over 50% of the available energy in water currents as slow as 2 mph, and could thus be used in almost any river, canal, or ocean current.
Compared with a solar panel array of equivalent capacity, this dam will generate 8 times more energy using only 6% of the space.
The wind turbines generate electricity from the massive, untapped energy of moving vehicles.
It can provide energy for 100 m2 of office space, 15 street lamps or 83% of an average household's consumption (excluding heating).
The technology is discreetly integrated into the existing environment and could be used to power things like lighting, wayfinding and advertisement boards.
The project utilizes existing infrastructure for EV charge points, creating a network that can cover the expected 8,000 EVs in Westminster by 2025.