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Can Piezoelectric Tiles be a Solution for a Sustainable Classroom? A Case Study from Sreenidhi International School

Version 1 : Received: 10 January 2022 / Approved: 13 January 2022 / Online: 13 January 2022 (14:00:01 CET)

How to cite: Joshi, P. Can Piezoelectric Tiles be a Solution for a Sustainable Classroom? A Case Study from Sreenidhi International School. Preprints 2022, 2022010193 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0193.v1). Joshi, P. Can Piezoelectric Tiles be a Solution for a Sustainable Classroom? A Case Study from Sreenidhi International School. Preprints 2022, 2022010193 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0193.v1).

Abstract

With the depletion of natural resources, it has become a topic of great concern to address the unsustainable way of life. In this study, we investigate the use of piezoelectric material - to generate electricity in schools. The use of these piezoelectric materials in floor tiles could enable us to generate energy from the footsteps of the children in school. The goal is to be able to power lights and fans in classrooms and reduce the consumption of conventional electricity - produced through the combustion of coal and other natural resources. The primary method of research is to develop a prototype with different choices of material and configurations of piezoelectric transducers to maximize power generation in a typical school setting. The results showed that the energy generated from one step needs to be improved by a factor of 100 for a typical classroom to generate enough power for a light and a fan. The research found that current technology although promising is incapable of producing enough power via piezoelectric tiles in a school setting.

Keywords

piezoelectric tiles; school; sustainability; prototype

Subject

ENGINEERING, Energy & Fuel Technology

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