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The Power Plant...Gym

What if there was an accessory benefit to going to the gym? What if a gym, could not only work as a place for you to become healthier, but it also made the environment healthier? The Power Plant...Gym is a concept that uses the kinetic energy often produced by people working out and turns it into electric energy. This power could then be used to run the facility. Excess energy could be exported to the grid, used locally on a microgrid, or maybe used to clean water or air in the near vicinity. More importantly, the gym would function as a way to get people talking about renewable energy and the environment. People already doing this... http://www.resourcefitness.net/ http://www.thegreenmicrogym.com/

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A few people are already doing this.  I think the real kicker would be an innovative system for incentivizing people to go work out.  Here it is...no cost to join, no cost to workout.  If you DON'T generate your share of the kWh every month, you get charged.  If you try and cancel, you get charged.  Pay not to play.  

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I'm really into this idea, Will. I posted my own support for this myself. Would love to team up and hear anything you've learned since posting this. https://openideo.com/challenge/renewable-energy/ideas/fitness-fuels-the-future

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