Thursday, 4 December 2014

Electricity really could grow on trees!

Boffins have been working overtime in France... and have unveiled prototype 'wind tree' that uses turbines hidden inside plastic leaves to create power

The 'Wind Tree' uses tiny blades housed in the 'leaves' that turn in breezes

A French team of engineers has developed an artificial tree that can generate electricity using the wind.

It uses tiny blades housed in the 'leaves' that turn in the wind - regardless of its direction - and has the added advantage of being completely silent.

The tree, which will sell for £23k can generate electricity on twice the number of days as a conventional wind turbine because it can generate power on winds of just 4.5mph.

Its still work in progress, but we would love to see further R&D

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