Will your dance moves be harnessed to power clubs?

Articles, News // Tue 16 Nov 2021 - 10:57am

As part of November’s COP26 climate summit, a Glaswegian venue has decided to trial a new system that will use the body heat from ravers, gig-goers, and clubbers to power SWG3—from its lights and music to its electricity. 

We all know that renewable energy comes in many forms—such as wind, waves, and solar power—but SGW3 recognised that the heat produced by the human body is sufficient enough to function as a renewable source of power.

In light of their discovery, the Glaswegian venue has decided to trial a new system named ‘BODYHEAT’ to minimise its carbon footprint and energy usage. According to SWG3’s official website, they are planning to store the heat produced by dancers into “twelve 150m-deep boreholes drilled beneath the venue”. This will provide enough energy to cool the audience down, or it will be stored under the ground to heat the building. 

We all know how hot and sweaty clubs are… and with this in mind if the human body produces around 100 watts of power at rest, then can you imagine how much power a venue full of sweaty dancers will be able to produce! 


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With this new system in place, Andrew Fleming Brown, the Managing Director of SWG3, has claimed that the venue will save an estimate of “70 tonnes of C02 annually”, establishing their contribution to the climate crisis. 

SWG3 aims to go carbon neutral with BODYHEAT as a commitment to Going Net Zero—this is a scheme that encourages industries, organisations and individuals to work together to cut carbon emissions, reduce global warming and prevent further effects of climate change.