More Colleges Generate Sweat Electricity In Gym

As she pedaled an elliptical exercise machine at the University of Oregon, Wen Lee’s face lit up like the light bulbs she was powering.

“I could run my television with this,” the environmental studies graduate student said between breaths, making the three bulbs on the stand in front of her glow brighter as part of a demonstration of renewable people power.

The University of Oregon — one of its school colors is, after all, green — is the latest in a growing number of college campuses and exercise clubs across the country where workouts produce watts.

Read about the schools using this system and how much money it saves.

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