Blowin’ in the wind

January 21, 2015

Blowin’ in the wind

A French company has devised a way to harness ‘urban wind’ – basically smaller air currents that circulate within populated environments. Unlike the larger structures we’re familiar with on typical wind farms, these new ‘wind trees’ are about 11 metres tall and feature leaf-like ‘aeroleaves’ that rotate in the wind. While the product is currently prohibitively expensive for homeowners, the company is investigating industrial and commercial applications for this new wind-capturing power-generating technology including roof top, road side, and balcony foliage. Cool idea!

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