What is called "Personal Power" would result from connecting power generating components to devices that are mechanical such as gym equipment, doors, bicycles, etc. The annual potential output of, e.g., the gym equipment is about KWh. (See chart below). While this power is relatively small, it is enough to power HC homes for a year. (Another personal power application example would be the use of some pedaling power of a mobile bicycle to recharge small batteries).
May 28, 2008