Kinetic Generator from Footstep Using Piezoelectric

  • Diana Alia Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya
  • T. M. Budhi Hartanto Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya
  • Reski Kurniawan Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya
  • T. A. N. Putra Indiarto Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya
  • Adi Prasetya Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya
Keywords: Piezo Electric, Footstep Energy, Voltage


Nowadays, the development of renewable energy resource technology is increase. There is a lot of research being done to find solutions to increasing energy needs while the energy resources are getting more and more of a concern. There are several types of energy plants with renewable power such as micro hydro, photo voltage, wave energy, footstep, and others. Foot step is a renewable energy resource that has only recently been glimpsed by the world. Therefore, the footstep will be applied on board the passenger ship. It is hoped that the use of this renewable energy source can replace the source of fuel energy to drive ship engines. In this researdh, piezoelectric was used as a energy resources. Piezoelectric will be placed on tiles, when the piezo is stepped on, there will be a voltage came out from piezo. Voltage from piezo will be colect and stored. Each piezoelectric produces a voltage that varies from 0.7 volts to 3.7 volts. If on an average, one piezoelectric can produce 2 volts. The size of the voltage issued by the piezo depends on the size of the pressure on the piezo.