So we’ve all heard lots about the benefits of solar energy, but there’s another energy source you may have never considered harvesting: body heat. Yes, that’s right—your body could be expending usable energy right now as we speak.
The “hybrid energy harvesting device” created by Fujitsu Laboratories would work with solar energy to complete a multitude of tasks, from powering lights to running GPS systems. Surprisingly, the device is made from inexpensive organic materials, making it a viable low–cost option once it hits the market.
Serious bicyclists see an immediate use for such technology, and are looking forward to the day when a cycling jacket, aided by the body heat they generate while riding, will be able to power an MP3 player or LED lights for safer rides at night.
It may seem a little out there, but such an idea reminds us of all the renewable energy sources that we haven’t even begun to dream about yet. The possibilities really are endless…
If we think how much energy goes into maintaining our bodies, it is not surprising that we produce harvest-worthy amounts of energy in the form of heat. Another area of our lives that should receive similar attention is all the energy we produce at gyms- there are some spinning bikes now available that convert pedal power into electricity. There are many other gym machines that could be rigged to harvest all the muscle power that otherwise goes to waste.
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Water Rhapsody’s WWF AWARD-winning water conservation systems (product demo) include rainwater harvesting systems, grey water recycling systems, swimming pool backwash recycling, water-saving toilet flushing mechanisms and rainwater tanks (we are authorised JoJo Tanks & Atlas Plastics water tank dealers in Mpumalanga and Limpopo- best water tank prices in the Lowveld!).
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