Lagos State Can Generate Electricity From People Walking Due To Okada/Keke Ban, See How.

Lagos State Can Generate Electricity From People Walking Due To Okada/Keke Ban, See How.

Lagos State Can Generate Electricity From People Walking Due To Okada/Keke Ban, See How.

In an article post by the duo of Oghosa Erhahon and Uche Okoro, it has been identified that the Lagos State Government under the leadership of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu can take advantage of its own Okada/Keke Ban policy to generate more electricity for the Megacity.

“The Lagos state government might as well use this stone (Okada/Keke Ban) to kill two birds by introducing Flooring Tech that generates electricity from footsteps.

“This technological advancement, first introduced by Laurence Kemball-Cook, turns footsteps into energy. Pretty stepping right?, ” the duo wrote in their suggestion obtained by BlackBox Nigeria.

Explaining how it works, it is stated that an expert in the field of generating energy for footsteps, Kemball-Cook, noted that “when a person walks, they generate 5 watts of energy continuously. So you are (we all are) a potential 5-watt power feed”.

They two writers implored Lagos State government t imagine 1 million people walking due to the new transportation policy, that would amount to generating 5MW of energy.

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BlackBox Nigeria gathered that this process is achieved by using “special tiles placed under the flooring harness kinetic energy from people walking above and converts it to electrical energy that can then be used to power up devices, streetlights or stored for future use. These micro power plants generating power on a micro-scale could benefit countries with a severe energy deficit. Humans going about their days could contribute to lighting up the country.”

The football field project in Federal College of Education, Yaba

Surprisingly, this technology is not new to Lagos, it was brought by the African-American, singer, Akon.

“In 2015, it was installed at a football pitch at the Federal College of Education (Yaba, Lagos). 100 tiles were installed underneath the pitch to harness the kinetic energy from the footballers. The resultant capacity was used to power the surrounding floodlights.

A similar project in Johannesburg, where 68 tiles were installed in a shopping mall, in partnership with Samsung

“Imagine if this technology is installed on pavements across the city and used to power streetlights, charging ports and other public facilities! The Lagos state government could turn this ban from a huge political faux pas into a positive electrification journey which doubtlessly would be more satisfying for the walking populace.”

Well, this is one brilliant suggestion, the Lagos State Government should look into.


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