Just recently, several members of the Nottingham University Boat Club established a new Guinness World Record by rowing indoors for 24 hours without stopping, thus generating enough electricity to power a house for a day.
More precisely, they successfully converted their overall kinetic energy into 12.4 kWh.
However, as one of the rowers told the press, “This has to be one of the most physically demanding things I’ve been involved in. I struggled to keep up the pace. It was a fantastic effort by everyone – especially those who did the night shift.”
Apparently, this green-oriented project was part of a broader campaign aimed at raising sufficient funds to help finance on-going research programs at the University of Nottingham.
From where we stand, this new world record also makes a case of how green energy sources are readily available in our proximity and of how exploiting them at their fullest is just a matter of will and willingness.
You can see a picture of the rowers here