Created by French company ‘New Wind‘ the trees are amazing feats of engineering but more importantly they also hit the mark in one area that wind turbines often fall down – they are beautiful to look at.
The Aeroleaves are completely silent when spinning and can generate power from winds as slow as 5 mph. It can generate power from wind coming in at any direction.
The trees emulate the grace of real shrubbery, reminding you that nature is king, but taking ideas from nature to create beautiful and useful pieces of equipment that not only look great but help the environment.
A single Aeroleaves tree can provide around 3.1 KW which is enough power 15 street lamps for a year.The first wind trees were installed in Paris.
The steel tree stands 36 feet tall by 26 feet in diameter. Each tree has 72 artificial wind turbine leaves.Aside from generating power it also stands as a piece of modern art.
The wind tree is designed to withstand a category 3 hurricane.Cost $36,500 which they say will pay for itself after only a few years.We think the future of renewable energy lies in these clever ideas which doesn’t stamp on natures ties, but works along side it in perfect harmony.