Small ‘leaf’ turbines on tree-like equipment produce micro-electricity, in turn, powering lamps, electric cars, and even homes and buildings.
Among the greatest criticisms of wind turbines is the fact that in addition to being very noisy, they’re not good to look at. This is very likely to soon transform – at least in urban surroundings, because of a visually attractive innovation developed by the French company New Wind.
When one first looks at a Tree Vent, it seems to be to be like another tree. After deeper inspection, however, it turns into very clear that every ‘leaf’ on the gadget is basically a straight wind turbine.
The “leaves” build up micro electricity and can independently produce anywhere from 15 street lamps worth of wattage to the power required for over 10,000 miles in an electric car. Obviously, setting up an ‘orchard’ of the trees would perfect for creating a big impact on the houses and buildings in the area.
Tree Vent was set up in Paris to present the community to the concept. Not long after, around 40 more units were placed around France.
Know more about the Tree Vents by watching the video below and visiting New Wind’s website.
Tree Vents are only 36 ft tall. The design of the Tree Vents makes them perfect for urban or even suburban environments.