Inlet-Outlet Lets You Give Back Energy to the Grid

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It’s hard not to continue coverage of the Greener Gadgets Design Competition with so many great entries. The most recent gadget to catch my eye is the Inlet-Outlet, which grants easy access to good Samaritan-hood by letting you give power back to the grid.

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The device’s creators speculate that adapter kits could be sold to make common household appliances into inlet-ready devices. For example, an inlet could be placed behind your refrigerator to capture excess heat and convert it into electricity.

The inlet could also work in commercial settings— a gym could pair each electrical bike with an inlet and become a mini-power plant.

If every household had an inlet and consumers were given some sort of incentive to use it, imagine how much extra energy could be generated.

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