Call it what you will: phantom load, idle current, vampire power, wall wart; they’re all euphemisms for the way devices use and waste electricity when they aren’t even on.
Stop this extra bleeding!
info source: treehugger
I will put on my dancing shoes to test this one out!
Sustainable Dance Club turns kinetic movements into usable power.
“…Sustainable Dance Club (SDC) wanted to combine sustainability with fun, and where young people in this tech-savvy society could relate. Its mission led the company to create a series of interlocking floor tiles that convert dance movements into usable energy.
The design works as each tile is embedded with a small generator, and each time they’re stepped on, the kinetic energy is then converted into electricity. The energy generated from the dance floor can be used to power nearby electrical systems or the LED lights in the dance floor itself.
The concept was first actualized in 2007 in a club in Rotterdam under the name ‘The Critical Mass.’ Now, these tiles are available for rental or purchase via SDC. So far, the Temple Night Club in San Francisco has already implemented the tiles permanently on its dance floor…”
EU Sustainable Energy Week