This is what you call people power

July 7, 2009 4:52:22 AM PDT
Power from the people -- the sweaty people.

That's the idea at the University of Kansas.

The school plans to put exercising students to work generating electricity.

Fifteen elliptical workout machines at a student fitness center will be connected to generators hooked into the building's electric grid.

The 15 elliptical trainers will produce about 10 kilowatts of energy a day.

That's about what a student apartment would use.

The Student Environmental Board is picking up the $15,000 tab for the project.

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