Saturday, August 2, 2008

Earth Day Every Day!

This idea came to me while I was peddling in the Track Town Power Station at the US Track & Field Olympic trials. In the Power Station, exercise bikes generated power which was stored in a large bank of batteries. Supposedly the setup was powering lights and TV’s in both the Power Station pavilion and on the main stage. It's a really neat example of what's possible, but will such a system become a practical household reality? Perhaps... But my question is: would, or could, the average American actually use such a system?

1 comment:

  1. I can't answer until I see how much effort goes into creating that amount of power. Until then, I don't know if I could power a TV for an hour, though I would like to think so.