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Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

Posted By Herald Hivet On April 8, 2011 @ 9:55 am In Environment,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | 2 Comments

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We all know wind turbines are a great way to harness emissions free energy, but some people just carry a distaste for their huge pylons, rotors and the way they look in juxtaposition to the landscape. But German architect Wolfgang Frey [1] has come up with a great idea to do something about it – popping mini turbines on top of trees! Frey put a 3.5m diameter wind rotor atop a douglas fir to generate 5 to 6 kW. Despite the 30% power loss due to this particular placement in a canopy, the turbine still provides enough energy to supply the needs of the nearby houses, including Frey’s.


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[1] Wolfgang Frey: http://www.architekten-frey.de/frey-architects.html

[2] READ MORE >: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDOGc8eNFDI

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