Trailcenter Green

A trail center that produces its own electricity. All the energy required for the facility will be produced entirely from its own muscle power

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WHAT

A trail center that produces its own electricity. All of the energy required for the facility is to be produced entirely from the visitors' own muscle power. A display board shows how much energy has already been stored and whether the target value for the day has been reached.

WHY

A Trailcenter Green, which gives the community the opportunity to actively produce electricity, could increase ecological awareness and motivate visitors to actively think about the environment.

HOW

The idea would be to use special bicycles equipped with generators that store the energy generated in batteries when riding. There are already approaches to this vision. The company "Hans Free Electric" sells its exercise bikes to India, for example, where families can charge their daily electricity needs in a 12-volt battery within 60 minutes. The same principle can also be found in the increasingly popular bicycle cinemas. Another approach could be a friction-based system that generates energy from the friction between the tires and the ground of the trail center.

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