Written by Kari Lydersen, Midwest Energy News
At 19 years old, Swarnav Pujari wants to do nothing less than “revolutionize the energy market.” The University of Illinois materials science and engineering student envisions office buildings, convention centers and tourist attractions powered simply by the hundreds of people who walk through them each day. Pujari’s company, Touch Light Innovations LLC, has made “Power Pads,” one-square-foot devices that are placed under flooring or carpet and generate energy with each footfall. Click to read more.
Photo: Swarnav Pujari speaks at WISE competition. Courtesy of Phyllis Frankfort.
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