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