RIVERDALE - Pavegen, a London-based technology that generates electricity from footsteps, has gotten its first U.S. installation at a Riverdale school.

The technology was developed by London entrepreneur Laurence Kemball-Cook, who says the floor tiles actually generate electricity from weight that's put on it. The electricity is enough to power light bulbs and charge cellphones, and has been used at the Paris Marathon and a subway station in London.

Zach Halem, a student at Riverdale Country School, reached out to Kemball-Cook after seeing Pavegen online. This led to Pavegen being installed at the school.

For more on the new technology, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.