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clean energy..human powered, power plants
August 26, 2010
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I just came up with a great idea..

one that could help create "clean energy" , good for the environment, and get people, much needed jobs to boost the economy, also get and keep people in shape

Human driven energy plants..people who, in shifts, turn turbines/altinaters to create electromangnetic energy..they could go from peddling some kind of stationary bycicle to turning some kind of hand crank. (to make it an all body work out) Done in, like, hour long shifts..with fifteen minutes to a half hour off eahc hour or two. Done in shifts.

It's monotinous, but it isn't any more monotonous or physcial than old fashioned factory work.

It would also help with the obesity problem in this country

It'd give people, even those who are disabled (metally or physically) a good paying job, medical benefits, and would keep them in shape.

old factories could be refurbished for it.

I think it's brilliant and wish I had the money to try this out..hope someone who does have the money take me up on the idea

I was thinking of windmill farms..for power and it gave me the idea..human driven turbines..BRILLIANT!!!

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August 30, 2010
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I'm trying to picture this.
A stationary bicycle WITH a hand crank?
Could make it like a climber. 😎

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August 30, 2010
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Prison Inmate jobs!

August 30, 2010
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Well that was insulting....
I mean cmon, we could do it! :mrgreen:

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August 30, 2010
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My point is that its feasable, but like many things is it cost effective. Prison inmates work in the prison shops to build up a fund when they leave prison, but only make a small amount per day. But not all convicts are lucky to get a prison job. Those could be used pedaling a bike generator or a long converer belt like the airport walkways, but they would drive generators. The job may be X-amount of hours or miles per day for a prisoner. Might also be a deterant to jail, when they know stealing something may have to be worked off by generating electicity for the public. The ACLU would set in and call it slavery or inhuman treatment.

August 30, 2010
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"greeney2" wrote: Those could be used pedaling a bike generator or a long converer belt like the airport walkways, but they would drive generators. The job may be X-amount of hours or miles per day for a prisoner. Might also be a deterant to jail, when they know stealing something may have to be worked off by generating electicity for the public. The ACLU would set in and call it slavery or inhuman treatment.

Like airport walkways, thats an interesting idea, but yes I'm not sure something like this would
pass for prison inmates, and how many people in the public would want to walk a giant belt or peddle a bike for X amount of hours per day for cleaner energy, most I see people doing is buying green works disinfectant spray or throwing a can in the recycle bin. However if this idea started to get going, you could always throw job advertisements at the local co-ops or gyms....it would get people ready for a marathon. :mrgreen:

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August 30, 2010
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Wouldn't be so bad for home use.
Plug in a bike, work out while generating electricity,
pretty much work out and watch your tv for free. Laugh
http://www.econvergence.net/ho.....epower.htm
This one goes for a bit over a grand, how much
energy does it help generate?? Or could it?
How useful it could actually be? hmmmm

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August 31, 2010
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What's the energy output of a thousand people turning cranks/riding bikes for say... six hours?

How much energy does it take to power a city/group of shops/etc.

Is the return worth it?

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August 31, 2010
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Good questions, I'm wondering those same things, and the home bike seems
like a decent Idea, well I know my climber doesn't generate electricity unless
its from my cellular respiration. LOL

You know who could tell us?
Where's Aquatank!?

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