The wind turbine wall is a kinetic wall made up of an array of rotary blades that spin individually
As climate change continues to wreak havoc on the planet, people are seeking more efficient sources of renewable energy. While new technologies are developed each year to combat the issue, One ancient source of energy continues to surpass them all. That’s right, wind power continues to be one of the most cost-effective and efficient sources of sustainable energy available. However this simple technology hasn’t been embedded into homes in part, to its intrusive physicality.
With this in mind, New York-based designer Joe Doucet has created the wind turbine Wall, a project that blends art and technology into a novelty solution that aims to power our homes.
Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electric power. Wind turbines provide the mechanical power to turn electric generators and – as an alternative to burning fossil fuels – is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, consumes no water, and uses little land.
Designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, this wind turbine wall “kinetic wall” by Joe Doucet is made up of an array of rotary blades that spin individually, driving a mini generator that creates electricity. The electricity is utilized in the home or business, can be stored in a wall-mounted battery, or can even be fed back into the national grid to provide revenue for the owner.
The wind turbine wall is made of a grid of square panes that spin at the same time along 25 axes. Currently, it is made of 25 wind turbine generators attached to vertical rods with square panels attached to them. Doucet, who has already built a prototype, says that one of these walls could power an american home, which typically uses a little over 10,000 kw-hours per year.