(GoodNewsNetwork) A sustainability company known as New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines all around the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.
The biomimetic structures may not generate as much energy as conventionally-sized turbines, however the more attractive natural aesthetic will be able to harness the smaller currents throughout the city while also blending with urban environments.
The tiny spinning blades inside the “leaves” accumulate microelectricity from even the slightest breezes. Because of its sensitive design, each wind tree could generate anywhere from 15 street lamps worth of wattage to the power necessary for over 10,000 miles in an electric car
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