Monday, November 21, 2011

A Unique Test For Eco-Eye


My colleague Tanya and I met an interesting fellow by the name of Sven at the Green Expo in Cape Town over the weekend. Sven kitted out in bright yellow cycling attire and head gear that resembles a multicoloured Mohawk, set off for Durban on a bicycle to raise awareness of how our food and lifestyle choices are affecting global warming.

His bike has a battery unit which is charged using electricity in much the same way cell phone batteries are. The unit in turn drives a little motor attached to the front wheel limiting the amount of peddling Sven will have to do. He is aiming to arrive in Durban in time for Cop 17, we wish him the best of luck and hope that he makes it.

What is of particular interest to us, is that he is travelling with one of our Eco-eye Smart units which he intends to use to measure energy usage relating to his journey. He will activate the Eco-eye when charging the battery to measure kilowatts and cost, it also calculates CO2 emissions so we look forward to seeing what there is to learn from his data.

Ernest Roper
Durban Regional Manager

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