IBM 5 in 5 2011 Energy



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People power will come to life.

What is science fiction and what is science fact? Here at IBM, we're bridging that gap on a daily basis.

In five years, you will be able to power your home with the energy you create yourself.

How you might ask?

Anything that moves has the potential to create energy. Your running shoes. Your bicycle riding. And even the water flowing through your pipes.

Advances in renewable energy technology will allow individuals to collect this created energy and use it to help power our homes, workplaces and cities.

Imagine attaching uncharged batteries, to the spokes on your wheels. As your wheels turn, you will be able to get to where you are going and know that the energy you created could be used to turn the light on in your house.

Created energy comes in all shapes and forms and from anything around us. IBM scientists in Ireland are already looking at ways to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting ocean wave energy into electricity.
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  • Thomas Suiter
    United States
  • Christine Vu
    IBM Media Relations
    United States
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