New Years event in New York City Times Square “next” year, will be powered in part by pedals by humans.
How cool is that? Save earth.
Duracell has set up a “power lodge” in Times Square where visitors are ushered to a row of bicycles with generators connected to a set of massive batteries.
So far the project has collected 95 hours of pedal power, or about 35 percent of the total needed, Iverson told Reuters.
The power is generated from old-fashioned rotary technology — pedal power and spinning wheels.
“We estimate our goal is to get 230 hours of people doing the cycle over the course of December and then we will have enough charge in the batteries for at least 10 to 15 minutes during the live telecast,” said Iverson.