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Check out these awesome wind turbine trees

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New Wind

No we haven’t gone bonkers, a company called New Wind have invented these awesome wind turbine trees…

The steel structures are 36-feet tall, with 72 “leaves” that operate as tiny vertical turbines.

The dream child of French entrepreneur Jérôme Michaud-Larivière, the turbines rotate quietly when the wind blows and the design can generate up to 3.1 kW.

This might not seem like a lot but if you lined up a load of turbines in a row they could power the street lamp sor contribute energy to surrounding buildings.

Michaud-Larivière will install his tree turbines at the Paris Place de Concorde in May this year, and we can’t wait to see them in action!

For now here’s a little video of how they work…


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Pics: New Wind.

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