Is there a market for a stationary bike/generator so people can reduce their electric bill while losing weight?

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May be they can be installed inside health clubs where lots of people may exercise to lose weight. All that energy wasted right now while people try to lose weight.

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  • 3 years ago

    People are already selling these online and I don't think anyone has got rich yet. Typical cost £500 and up. Anyone with DIY skills can make one much cheaper but it's not easy to understand the electrics if you don't have experience. DIY models can use cheap E-scooter motors to generate 50 to 200 watts depending on your fitness. Don't expect to power anything more than a small laptop unless you are a keen cyclist. Reducing your electric bill with one is impractical, but it's a fun way of charging a battery in a remote location with no power..

  • 3 years ago

    Sorry but even a very fit athlete can only generate a very, very small amount of electric power and only for a short time. It is a good idea but not feasible.

    A trained cyclists can only produce 400 watts for about one hour.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    a very small one

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Doing a high power workout is probably around 250 watts. That would take 4 hours to produce 12 cents of electricity.

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    yep. especially for off grid cabins where kids can crank to produce electricity for watching television...

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