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This Treadmill Generates Electricity As You Jog

By Kristin Hunt

What if running at the gym could produce more than just sweat? A new treadmill from SportsArt creates electricity from the user’s kinetic energy, banking renewable power with each step.

The Verde treadmill generates up to 200 watts of electricity per hour through a micro-inverter built inside the machine. These tiny devices are also used in solar panels and wind turbines to convert the harnessed direct current (DC) power into an alternating current (AC) that can be sent to the grid. With the Verde, gyms could theoretically produce some of their own energy — and some already are.