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Energy harvesting bicycle.. (its not what you think)

PostPosted: December 1st, 2009, 4:25 pm
by bngi
Havent seen it up so here goes.

http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-bike ... owerhouse/

I actually got a bit offended when I saw it and im 100% not sure why.. But i think its because of a blatant slaughter of an extremely eco-friendly vehicle in to this... rolling solar/windfarm.
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I actually think theres something cool about the idea, but the final concept just feels extremely contradictive.

Re: Energy harvesting bicycle.. (its not what you think)

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2009, 10:49 am
by nunoCR
:? why would someone want something like this?

Re: Energy harvesting bicycle.. (its not what you think)

PostPosted: February 9th, 2010, 3:05 am
by Brenden Macaluso
This designer needs to revisit his/her physics class... and understand how incredibly difficult it is to generate electrical power from physical movement.

Re: Energy harvesting bicycle.. (its not what you think)

PostPosted: July 8th, 2010, 12:33 am
by HatenGasoline13
I'm not even sure I fully understand the concept. The idea is that you ride the bike gathering energy into the solar panels and wheels (somehow) and that charges a battery? That bike alone would have to weigh at least at least 90 pounds or so. I have a 1965 Schwinn American and it kind of sucks riding it more than say ten miles or so and it weighs maybe a third or what that bike would weigh in at. I'm all about innovation of course but I don't see it happening.