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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

CES 2011: The nPower Peg

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Lots of us have so much energy it seems like we don’t know what to do with it.  The geniuses at nPower have devised a little gadget that helps us put our over-anxiousness to good use: the nPower Peg.  This little device is a backup battery charger for hand held devices.  As you walk, run, jog or even ride your bike, the movements from your body provide energy for its internal battery.  If you are in a pinch and need battery life, just shake the heck out of it for a few moments and you will have enough power to make a phone call.  Definitely a little device to keep an eye out for.

Abt Harnesses the Power of Wind

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

If you’re from the area, next time you are driving down Milwaukee Ave, take a look at our new wind turbine, developed by Windspire, right outside our building.  Constructed and erected on October 28th, the new 30 foot, vertical  turbine is designed to create clean, renewable energy for our facility.

Windspire has been working with companies, schools and even government locations to provide their specially designed wind turbines as an option for cleaner energy.

“We wanted something that would not only work, but would work in Chicago weather” said Bob Taylor, Abt’s Director of Operations.  Chicago’s known as the Windy City, and its average wind speed of about 12 mph is perfect for the operation of the turbine.

This is just another part of Abt’s long line of environmentally friendly movements that have been established inside and outside the store.  You can find more about Abt’s environmental efforts on our Going Green page.

For more images of the Windspire installation check out our Facebook page.  We are a proud retailer of this product because of its benefit to the environment, so to see if a Windspire wind turbine is right for you, call us at 888-228-5800.

-Nick E.