Sweet! Last night in New York City, the Edison Awards was held, to recognize innovation in the spirit of Thomas Edison. Tremont Electric received the Silver Medal in the Power Generation/Utilization category.
"It's an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as Thomas A. Edison, America's greatest inventor, said Aaron LeMieux, founder & CEO of Tremont Electric, and inventor of the nPower® technology. "We look forward to putting the power of kinetic energy in consumers' hands, whenever, wherever they need it, with the nPower® PEG."
One of the coolest things at Earth Day on the Mall was this sculpture by Cincinnati native Tom Tsuchiya, "Atlas Recycled". Here's the sculpture's website. The sculpture is made of old maps. Here's the Tremont Electric Earth Day team with Tom and his sculpture on the Mall.
Our prototype tester on the Appalachian Trail, Chris Odom, found a new joy from sleeping in the woods - hanging his PEG on his hammock.
It was windy when I got to the shelter, so I set up my hammock and hung the nPower Peg from one of its sides to harness some of that wind power, as per the suggestion of the guys at Tremont Electric. It worked great. Before writing in my electronic journal, the Droid was at 70%. I plugged in the Peg to recharge as I write. After an hour of journaling the phone was at 90% and the Peg's indicator LEDs were still green! I continued to charge for a few more minutes with the phone turned off. The Peg was still green when I unplugged it. This is great, great news! What an awesome device the Peg is!
Thanks Chris! Keep truckin'!