Washington (GGM) Analysis | May 9, 2020
by Noreen Wise
I get jazzed by brilliant new ideas on the climate front and wind tree energy, for cities and suburban neighborhoods, is one of them. Such an innovative game-changer. The small tree wind turbine looks more like an art exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum in DC, than an innovative renewable energy solution that can light parks, streets and homes. It’s cleverness is in it’s ability to harness small wind currents that most of us aren’t even aware of.
The three main negatives of the massive wind turbines we’ve grown used to are:
- the amount of wind needed to generate energy
The Wind Tree has numerous benefits that may be the ideal solution in cities where not all roofs have direct access to the sun, or homes surrounded by trees that block sun. Additionally, riverwalks and upscale outdoor locations that aren’t conducive to solar panels. Basically, The Wind Tree and Wind Bush fill in the blanks and provide another viable renewable option.
According to Forbes magazine, The Wind Tree is:
- optimized for low wind speed
- only 32 feet tall
- 36 Aeroleafs
- each Aeroleaf is 3 feet tall
- 5,400 watts that can provide 83% of
- made of steel
- can also recharge a car
This wonder was invented by Jerome Michaud-Lariviere of France, co-founder of New World Wind that produces The Wind Tree, a well as the The Wind Bush. It’s expected to arrive in the US sometime in 2020, but that was before covid, so stay tuned.
The Wind Tree is currently being installed in Paris.🌳
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