Many efforts are made these days to bring wind power into the urban space. Wind energy is cheap and can be much more affordable for private consumers.
PowerPlant is designed for the people, it is a small scale device that can supply home use consumption while creating a pleasant and esthetic environment. The division to small elements creates cheaper production costs, and small components (with less mass) can start to produce power in lower wind velocities. Secondly, the usual center axis changed here to an external big cog that with transmissions uses the wind power more efficiently.
PowerPlant can be personalized with colors, amount, and size of the elements. It can be upgraded continuously (by adding more turbines). The facts the elements are small and low weight makes it safe for humans and birds.
The result is a colorful cheerful power plant that can be placed on terraces and balconies without any esthetic pollution.
The PowerPlant comes in scales: Urban, Street/boulevard mounted: 7m height, with 90cm diameter turbines. Home, Roof-mounted: 3m height, with 40cm diameter turbines.
Produce power in low wind velocities; More efficient; Low-cost production Made of recycled materials Can be modified by need and taste Users and birds friendly
- Project type: Micro Wind Turbines for Urban and home use
- Year: 2010
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- Status: Concept / competition entry.
PowerPlant was special mentioned in Designboom competition “Green Life”. Watch it here.