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We use doors all the time. They're on buildings, cars, and even refrigerators. We may think nothing of doors as we push them aside, however, we should stop and consider doors as a way to gather electricity. By placing a simple generator on the hinges of commonly used doors, we make a lot of power. Imagine a busy mall; customers constantly come in and out as they finish their shopping. Each time they pushed on a door, they would create a small electric current. All of these pushes would eventually add up to something big. If we put "Power Doors" on all of our public buildings, we could produce a lot of energy!

Taxes paid by the local people would go to installing Power Doors on buildings. The devices would be made very cheaply, and would easily pay for themselves the first year. Designed not to hinder people, no one would notice they were making power as they entered and exited buildings.

Although I came up with the idea for Power Doors on my own, I was not the first to do so. Here is a brief article from Building.com at http://www.buildings.com/ArticleDetails/tabid/3321/ArticleID/9452/D...

Revolving Doors Generate Energy

Revolving Doors Generate Energy

A Netherlands train station is using a revolvingdoor to produce some of the building’s electricity. The train station anticipates the coming and going of patrons to provide 4,600 kWh of energy per year.

The revolving door uses a generator to harvest the kinetic energy produced when the door spins, and a supercapacitor stores the energy. The energy is used to power the train station cafe's LEDs. When the stored energy from the door is used up, the station's main energy supply kicks in. The station also displays the amount of energy generated as customers walk in and out.

Kinetic energy generators could go a long way toward energy generation if they're consistently implemented in new buildings and renovation projects.

I'm not surprised that we both cam up with the idea. The Power Door is like a crop -individuality they might not do much, but a wh*** field of them can feed a city. I really hope that more people will start to catch on to the Power Door and use them!

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Comment by Parker Schultz on April 14, 2010 at 1:43am
Please feel free to add comments! This idea is just a beginning, and I am open to all kinds of suggestions!
Comment by Douglas DiCicco on April 14, 2010 at 5:58am
What a clever idea! Each one may generate a small amount of energy, but if these became widespread they could make a very significant contribution. Human energy should be harnessed whenever possible.
Comment by Parker Schultz on April 14, 2010 at 8:47pm
Right! There are so many ways we spend energy everyday. All we have to do is insert a generator here and there and... Presto! Electricity.


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