everyone has purpose
anyone can earn some quick cash by making electricity for the city with their bodies.


At all Berliner Sparkasse locations, the public can pedal stationary exercise bikes and contribute electricity to the city grid.  The contributions are metered, and reimbursed in cash at the bank teller counter. 

Everyone can be a useful part of society and earn enough money to survive in a healthy dignified fair manner.

Please describe your idea in one sentence.

If you want some more money, then pedal a while at Berliner Sparkasse.

Who will benefit from your idea, hence whom is your idea directed towards?

Participants benefit from improved health and extra cash.

Why is your idea “good for Berlin”?

The city benefits from added capacity to the electrical grid, thus postponing the need to build new power plants, or buy power from other cities. And currently unemployed citizens will feel a new sense of purpose and dignity.

How many people do you think will benefit from your idea?


The cost of electricity in Germany is approximately .28€/kWH. Even a non-athlete can leisurely produce 60watts continuously without injury. Doing so for an hour will burn over 50 calories, earning about .02€. In the same time, a healthy athletic person could pedal at 600watts, burning 500calories, earning .2€

In what way does the Berliner Sparkasse gain visibility through your idea?

Everyone will know that they can earn quick cash at their favorite bank. Perhaps Sparkasse can open some additional outdoor branches for higher visibility of the new service.

Which kind of people and how many of them will take notice of your campaign?

The type of people who exercise at the gym will be the first in line to pedal for cash. But being offered money will be great incentive for out-of-shape citizens to train hard and get fit. A healthier population with money in their pockets can't be bad.

How much do you estimate the annual budget for the implementation of your idea to be?

This plan is no more complicated than installing solar panels on a building. There is already a government system for selling excess electricity back to the city's utility provider. Maintaining the equipment is also very inexpensive being mass produced standard components such as bicycles and automotive alternators.