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Green Revolution exercise bikes installed in Ridgefield, Connecticut

From a report on CNN, we learn that new technology devised by a Connecticut firm, The Green Revolution Inc is turning sessions at the gym into clean renewable electricity. It’s a workout that hopes to work out some of our energy problems and offers a glimpse of what could be achieved if we all do our bit for the environment.

The first devices were recently installed on seventeen bicycles at the Ridgefield Fitness Club in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The Green Revolution device can retrofit major brands of indoor cycling equipment. 

A group of around 20 bikes used throughout a year has the potential to create 3,600 kilowatt hours of electricity, according to Green Revolution founder and CEO Jay Whelan. That, he says, equates to lighting 72 homes for a month. 

With 36,000 health clubs in the U.S., that could translate into 2,592,000 homes electrified by spin classes. Read the CNN story here , and more about The Green Revolution, Inc. here.