Turnstile Concept Generates Office Power

Anyone who’s ridden the subway in a major city is familiar with the concept of a turnstile. You pay your fare, walk in, the bars turn, and you’re on your way. Meixian Su of Guangzhou, China, aims to take that familiar concept and generate some futuristic power with the Green Pass kinetic energy generator concept design.

Heed the words of Office Lady, a character used to highlight the efficacy of the Green Pass in generating power at work: “As an office lady, I have to pass several admissions switches each day. It’s so fantasy [sic] I could contribute to environment protection with just a simple walking by.” Surely there’s been something lost in translation here, but you get the basic gist.

Green Pass kinetic energy

image via Meixian Su

A great idea, but we wonder, would American office workers submit to such devices in order to use the elevator, assemble in the conference room or even use the bathroom? We suspect the Green Pass would inspire both annoyance and turnstile jumpers, regardless of how eco kinetic energy might be.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

1 Comment

  • Reply April 2, 2011


    Where is this product manufactured and how can I get the rights to sell in Canada

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