Student Yinger 'Eagle' Jin Measures Electricity Produced by Swimmers

By: Meghan Young - Jan 18, 2014
References: news.wfu.edu & psfk
Scientists have discovered how to harness such natural energy sources as the sun and wind, it is only natural that someone would eventually figure out how to do the same with water; that someone is Yinger 'Eagle' Jin, a sophomore student at Wake Forest University located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Yinger 'Eagle' Jin built an oscillating water column that measures the amount of electricity produced by the pool’s waves.

By analyzing the activity at the university's pool facilities, Yinger 'Eagle' Jin found that recreational swimmers were able to generate 10 kilowatt-hours of electricity, which would be enough to power the pool room for the entire day. An impressive feat, it is something that should be explored on a larger scale.