Gallery: Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to P...

Designed like inverse ship hauls, these anchored platforms catch the prevailing west winds in their sails and offer open views out to the water.

Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition. Outfitted with colorful and eye-catching sails, each freeform platform creates opportunities for artists to showcase their talents while harvesting tidal and wind energy to generate electricity. By harnessing renewable energy, the Oscillating Platforms can teach the public about sustainable energy and has the potential to offset the energy use of approximately 1,539 Copenhagen residents per year.

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  1. Kirito September 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Would it be possible to coat or cover the sails and platforms with solar panels? Thereby achieving the optimal clean energy output.

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