Glasgow nightclub SWG3 is set to trial technology that captures body heat from dancers to create renewable energy. The system, which has been called Bodyheat, is due to be installed by 2022.
This technology has been introduced by TownRock Energy. As founder of TownRock Energy — David Townsend has explained, the process is similar to that of a refrigerator: “Through a heat pump that transfers the hot air from the club, a series of wells are generated that are charged as a thermal battery”.
This innovative action allows the dancers’ body heat to be trapped and then converted into renewable energy. By being able to cool and heat the club with these reserves, up to 70 tonnes of CO2 per year can be saved.
“We would love for different clubs in different cities to start to compete to be the most green and see off the back of that how they can get more customers, because the clubbing generation right now are very enlightened in regards to climate change”, has said David Townsend.