Cool Concept: Energy-Generating Bike Rental System (6 pics)


Imagine renting a bike, storing energy on it as you ride, and then receiving bus credit on a personal ID card based on how much energy you stored. Bikes could then be placed in a solar-powered bike rack, which would transfer the energy from the bike to the smart grid.

That's is the concept behind Chiyu Chen's Hybrid2 system. Through a fleet of rentable bicycles, kinetic energy is created when riders either pedal or brake. The stored energy would then be used to power the city's hybrid electric buses.

via inhabitat

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