Wind Tree outside Roland Garros StadiumWind Tree outside Roland Garros StadiumImagine a world where we all produce our own green energy in our homes and offices and share it with each other in a world wide energy web. This was the vision of Jerôme Michaud-Larivière who invented the Wind Tree, an innovative, esthetically pleasing, and bird-friendly wind turbine. Each Wind Tree helps save the equivalent of 864 kg of Coal every year!

The original model of the Wind Tree is composed of 3 steel trunks that stem into tinier branches on which the 36 leaf-shaped wind turbines are attached. It can exploit all types of wind, from gentle breezes to powerful gusts of wind in both urban and rural environments. The Wind Tree can be installed close to buildings, which is a plus in urban spaces. A further innovation was the "aeroleaf hybrid", which added a high performing photovoltaic petal to the bottom of each leaf.

There are actually three types of Wind Trees - the original Wind Tree, the highly customisable Modular Tree, and the smaller and cheaper Wind Bush which starts from Euros 19,500. They can be customised by leaf colours, trunk colours, led lights, charging ports, air-purifying leaves, and usb benches.

Commercially launched in 2018, the innovative Wind Tree has already won several awards, however it is not yet a common sight in cities. One possible explanation may be the price and the lack of a full installation service.

For more details, visit https://newworldwind.com/en/ 

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The innovation presented here is great; hopefully soon we will see these on our streets.
The issue of a lack of post-installation service of a green product is a commonplace as anyone who has had to rely 100% on green energy production would...

The innovation presented here is great; hopefully soon we will see these on our streets.
The issue of a lack of post-installation service of a green product is a commonplace as anyone who has had to rely 100% on green energy production would have run into problems relating to service. This was my experience in Spain when sourcing technicians for my off-grid environmental centre.
My small consultancy, co-founded a few years ago, proposed a strategy for developing a scheme that would fast-track the developments that tackle energy production, waste recycling, etc. Many concepts proposed in the UK were applied but not the main idea of creating community-led centres through which the public, business and the third sectors could facilitate this process, derive multiples of benefits, solve many issues while taking burden of setting up green infrastructure off of governments. More on these innovative Green Centres here https://earthvoice.blog/2019/09/24/integrated-models-ecoplaza/

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