Power The City - Die Stromaktivisten (The Energy Activists)
a project by REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT in cooperation with evin
e.V. and Hardcore
in the framework of ÜberLebenskunst Initiative für Kultur und Nachhaltigkeit
With the pilot project Power the City! - The Electricity Activists project group REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT gatecrashes the debate on regenerative energies by exploring a new form of energy and feeding it into the power distribution system without being asked. Exercise machines in a gym are used to produce electrical power. The energy spent for training is transformed into electric currency.
Therefore four spinning bikes in a Berlin based gym were equipped with generators to feed the produced power into the electricity distribution network. The energy feeding input helps to improve the eco balance of the energy in the distribution network and decreases the demand for conventional carbon or nuclear energy.
The gym as a micro power station also supports the future oriented concept of a de-centralized energy supply. Lowering the dependency from centralised power production strengthens diversified and self organized structures.
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