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nPower PEG harvests and stores natural kinetic energy from everyday physical exercise

Thursday, July 22, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: renewable energy, nPower, health news

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(NaturalNews) Have you ever wondered if it is possible to capture and reuse some of the energy you exert when engaging in physical exercise? Well, thanks to new technology developed by Tremont Electric, an alternative energy company, you now can. The nPower PEG is a new device created by the company that utilizes the kinetic energy generated from your physical movement to charge your hand-held electronic devices.

The way this device works is that, while you are out walking, running, hiking, biking or engaging in any other physical activity that involves movement, the nPower PEG is silently capturing the kinetic energy generated from your movement and storing it to recharge your mobile phone, iPod, PDA and any other electronic devices you may have. As long as it is with you, it will continue to make use of this energy every time you exert it.

The nPower PEG is great to have during emergencies as well. No matter where you are or what the situation is, the nPower PEG can quickly and easily provide needed energy to make a phone call or power a GPS, if need be. Just shake the device for a few seconds and you will generate the energy you need.

Tremont describes the nPower PEG as a "personal energy generator", and this generator supplies a virtually unlimited supply of renewable energy as it is shaken. The uses for this type of device are practically endless, and it is a great way to capture some of the energy that you are already using and recycle it for other uses without having to pay for more.

Tremont plans to utilize the same technology in large-scale applications as well. The company is designing commercial generators that harness renewable kinetic energy in the same way, and these systems will operate alongside other renewable and sustainable energy technologies like solar and wind.

According to Amory Lovins, director of the Rocky Mountain Institute, electricity use can be potentially reduced by 75 percent or more if power plants, buildings, appliances and heating and cooling systems are redesigned to include renewable energy technologies. And Tremont's kinetic energy technology is the next step towards making this scenario a reality.

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