Joe Doucet’s Aesthetic Wind Turbine Wall can Power Your Home
With an aim to make urban areas equipped with wind energy without any reliance on large turbines, these visually-striking structures are are the next best thing
Climatic change is a big concern for our planet today. Therefore, many companies and designers are turning to renewable energy resources to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels for energy. While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy to power homes, wind power is even more cost-effective and highly efficient.
Although many people think of wind energy with large wind turbines in open fields and oceans, New York-based designer Joe Doucet is changing this notion with his visually-striking Wind Turbine Wall structures.
These aesthetically-pleasing wall sculptures are perfect for adding a touch of beauty to any home. Meanwhile, they double as mini generators of electricity to power your home. The generated electricity is easy to store in a wall-mounted battery or in a national grid to offer some revenue to the owner.
How does the wind turbine wall work?
As the name suggests, the wind turbine wall uses the power of wind or airflow to mechanically generate electric power. It is a rectangular wall that consists of a grid of square panes that spin along 25 axes. It also boasts 25 wind turbine generators that are fixed to the vertical rods along with square panes. When powered by wind, these square panes spin individually and generate electricity.
According to Doucet, one of these wind turbine walls can power an American home that uses a little more than 10,000 kW-hours per year. It is equivalent to powering around four Indian homes. An average Indian urban house consumes somewhere around 150 KwH to 200 KwH per month, depending on the region.
Future of this kinetic wall
Unlike the huge wind turbines that are only suitable for regions with strong winds, this wind turbine wall is ideal for urban areas. Since it is compact and aesthetic, it is easy to place in any urban setting where placing giant turbines is not feasible. The best place to install this kinetic wall is along the fences, highways, outside buildings, or retaining walls.
Doucet is presently talking with various manufacturers to make it commercially available. Reportedly, the designer intends to price this product in an affordable range so that most people can buy it.
Via: The Better India