Arlington, VA (April 1, 2013) — The nation’s first scalable gerbil-powered generator was unveiled today outside the nation’s capital at Sklar’s two self-powered buildings.
The unit was designed under The Stella Group, Ltd.’s (www.TheStellaGroupLtd.com) internship program by intern Noor Sullivan. Said Sullivan, “with one gerbil, alive or mechanical, we can provide light and power.”
Scott Sklar, President of the 13-year old clean energy technology optimization company and an Adjunct professor at The George Washington University, stated, “this is neither the first gerbil-powered generator in idea nor practice (see sources below), but it is the world’s most practically-scalable design.”
Sklar elaborated that we would need many gerbils to power a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb, “but hey, if they’re running around anyway, why not generate power ?” Sklar also noted their droppings could be anaerobically digested into low-btu biogas for heat and electric power. Sklar gives tours of his super-efficient buildings and will now include the gerbil-generator as an official technology among over 40 other clean energy applications he now employs on the site.
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