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A Netherlands train station is using a revolvingto produce some of the building’s electricity. The train station anticipates the coming and going of patrons to provide 4,600 kWh of per year.
The revolving door uses a generator to harvest the kinetic energy produced when the door spins, and a supercapacitor stores the energy. Theis used to power the train station cafe's LEDs. When the stored energy from the is used up, the station's main energy supply kicks in. The station also displays the amount of 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.