Gallery: Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

 
Power Flowers could be placed in almost an urban setting.

NL Architects has been exploring the idea of advanced wind power generation since 2006 and Power Flowers is their latest iteration. Vertical axis wind turbine technology has advanced their ideas to capture even more wind and become more efficient. Power Flowers relies on 4 kW Eddy turbines by Urban Green Energy and mounts them in groupings of either 3 or 12. These wind trees need less space, can be installed where the power is actually used, create very little noise, do not need to be directed into the wind and have an interesting and aesthetically pleasing design.

Power Flowers could easily be integrated into the urban landscape similar to cell phone towers, lights, electric poles and art sculptures. Less land intensive than even a pole-mounted residential horizontal axis wind turbine, the Power Flowers could easily fit in a back yard. By domesticating wind energy into a form that can be used as distributed generation, we can make wind power more accessible for everyone and as easy to integrate as rooftop solar systems.

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Via Designboom

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12 Comments

  1. rzzyy November 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I frome china .I want to know more .and is it have be used already?

  2. Prakash September 28, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Me tooooo interesting, want to know more… please contact me prakashtradingvision@gmail.com

  3. sandnsnow24 September 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Why is everyone so worried about birds??? Just a little FYI, wind power causes far fewer losses of birds (approximately 108,000 a year) than buildings (550 million), power lines (130 million), cars (80 million), poisoning by pesticides (67 million), domestic cats (at least 10 million)… If you want to save birds, get rid of your cat.

  4. manuela zanotelli August 17, 2011 at 5:08 am

    we are working in renewable energy with Tunis and we would like to know more about your product.

  5. Dedus June 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Hi, I am interested in this. Can you send me more details? I am working for company that is looking for this kind of products. Please contact me?

  6. reghu oram April 17, 2011 at 2:03 am

    if you find, it has got any opertunity/posibility in indian domestic market to produce and distribute, our group is ready to sapport. pls contact me at designscapepondy@gmail.com

  7. Ed Marek March 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I work for a manufacturing company and we are looking for a new product to produce and sell under our brand name. Is this idea for sale and or patent? Would really like more information. Please send me any information you can to ed.marek@lincolnindustries.com or call me at 402-610-5769

  8. dbfarnsworth March 9, 2011 at 2:58 am

    to solve the bird issue u could put grates around the turbines. im sure they could make em look as purdy as those power flowers r!

  9. d martin March 7, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Yes, what about the birds!

  10. tomderrickson March 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    The tree turbines are cool. Tell me more.

  11. dcgrimes54 March 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Interesting, but are there any locations up and running? If so, where?

  12. larry pad March 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    wonderful idea, but what about birds, what will they think, will they be safe………..????

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