Hotel lets patrons pedal for their supper

Here’s a surprisingly green idea from a hotel in Copenhagen. The ultra-modern Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers has set up two stationary bicycles and attached them to generators, with an iPhone connected to the handlebars. Time to work for that dinner!

The guest sits on the bicycle, and pedals to add power to the hotels grid. After generating 10 watt hours of electricity, which takes about 15 minutes, the guest will receive a voucher worth about $44 in the hotel’s restaurant or bar. The program started on Monday, and if it is successful should be showing up in hotels all over Europe and the UK. Sounds like a great idea, I hope it comes to the U.S.

[via Crave]