DAMASCUS, VA, (May 12, 2010) –The nPower® PEG is the World’s First Kinetic Energy Generator used to recharge hand-held electronic devices. Long-distance backpacker and inventor of nPower®, Aaron LeMieux, is returning to the location where he first conceived the idea while backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. Trail Days is the first launch event since sales began through the company’s website last week, www.nPowerPEG.com.
When hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1998, LeMieux wanted a way to recharge his radio and CD player without carrying the extra weight of disposable batteries. Several days into his three-month trip, he was inspired by the notion that the backpack he carried possessed a significant amount of kinetic energy through the up-and-down movement derived by walking. LeMieux realized that if he could convert this excess motion into usable electricity he could use this power to charge his hand-held mobile electronic devices; thus the inception of nPower® technology.
The first application of the patented nPower® technology is the nPower® PEG, a portable Personal Energy Generator that is used to recharge your hand-held mobile electronic devices when away from the grid. For the first time ever you can capture and store the kinetic energy you generate by walking, jogging, or biking and then use that renewable energy to charge your phone, Mp3 player, or GPS devices. Just put the nPower® PEG in a backpack vertically and carry it with you.
Every year, according to the National Parks Service, the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail is enjoyed by an estimated 4 million visitors. Trail Days is an annual event held in Damascus, Virginia that celebrates trail hikers. “Hiking on the A.T. is a life changing experience and I am honored to provide individuals with the opportunity to recharge their devices by harvesting their own renewable energy and reducing their carbon footprint,” says LeMieux.
Purchase the $149.99 nPower® PEG, a sleek, iconic lifestyle device and create renewable energy by moving. The durable nPower® PEG provides outdoor enthusiasts access to the ongoing security and enjoyment of knowing their mobile electronic devices can be charged anywhere at any time.
The nPower® PEG is designed for individuals with an active lifestyle who rely on their hand-held devices and features:
Tremont Electric is a sustainable company that is dedicated to providing renewable energy to consumers around the world through a revolutionary technology called nPower®. nPower’s® unique method of generating environmentally friendly electricity positions Tremont Electric as the technology leader in kinetic energy harvesting. nPower® technology is scalable and provides a range of product opportunities from small, implantable biomedical generators, to human-motion powered generators, to large commercial scale Wave Energy Converters. nPower® is not just a device-making technology, it is an industry-making technology. www.nPowerPEG.com