Alternative Energy

Pedal Power

News and Information about Pedal Power Transportation, Tools and Technologies.

Jul 03, 2015

Pedal Power

Pedal power is the transfer of energy from a human source through the use of a foot pedal and crank system. This technology is most commonly used for transportation and has been used to propel bicycles for over a hundred years. Less commonly pedal power is used to power agricultural and hand tools and even to generate electricity. Some applications include pedal powered laptops, pedal powered grinders and pedal powered water wells. Some third world development projects currently transform used bicycles into pedal powered tools for sustainable development. The articles on this page are about the many wonderful applications for pedal power technology.

Meet the ELF: A Pedal-Powered, Solar-Electric Hybrid

The Elf

Described as the “most efficient vehicle on the planet”, The ELF is a solar and pedal-powered hybrid tricycle hand-built in the United States by Organic Transit. It is available in

The Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bicycle Generator

The Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bicycle Generator

Today’s twin goals of keeping fit while doing something good for the planet by creating electricity without any pollution come together in a product that has been around for

Pedal Powered Laptops in Afghanistan

Pedal Powered Laptops in Afghanistan

While there are solar powered laptops that will allow a computer to be powered without an energy source, not everyone may be able to afford them. There was

150MPG Human Powered Goblin Aero

150MPG Human Powered Goblin Aero

Goblin Motors’ new line of human powered vehicles are coming online February 2009. These vehicles, known as velomobiles, allow a single occupant to travel faster than a bicycle using

Pedal Power Dynapod

Pedal Power Dynapod

A dynapod is a stationary pedal-powered device. The word ‘Dynapod’ comes from the Greek words for power and foot. The dynapod can be attached to any kind of device or

The Bicycle: An Environmental Hero

The Bicycle: An Environmental Hero

Bicycle sales have been booming in North America in recent years, with some sources saying high gas prices may be responsible for the trend. Bike shops are reporting high

Wooden Bicycles

Wooden Bicycles

The first bicycles were made of wood, and were called Velocipedes. The first known wood bike is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci. While there is a

Pedal Powered Electricity Generator from Windstream

Pedal Powered Electricity Generator from Windstream

The pedal powered generator from Windstream is perfect for emergencies, power failures, remote locations, and off-grid applications. It can be pedaled or cranked by hand to charge 12 volt batteries

Bike to Work Health Plan

Bike to Work Health Plan

The Stark Mountain Health Plan, created by company co-owner Skimmer Hellier one morning fresh from a bike to work, pays employees $500 up front to buy a bike and promises