French company New Wind has created a wind "turbine" in the shape of a tree. It's designed for parks, homes, businesses and other small-scale applications. The "leaves" harness wind energy even at low winds and don't make noise. We can't wait for these trees to be available commercially for use at homes worldwide!

French company New Wind has created a wind "turbine" in the shape of a tree. It's designed for parks, homes, businesses and other small-scale applications. The "leaves" harness wind energy even at low winds and don't make noise. We can't wait for these trees to be available commercially for use at homes worldwide!

Discreet silent wind turbine provides enough energy to power the lights in an average home

Discreet silent wind turbine provides enough energy to power the lights in an average home

How #WindPower Works : When you talk about modern wind #turbines, you're looking at two primary designs: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis. Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are pretty rare. The only one currently in commercial production is the Darrieus turbine, which looks kind of like an egg beater.

How #WindPower Works : When you talk about modern wind #turbines, you're looking at two primary designs: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis. Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are pretty rare. The only one currently in commercial production is the Darrieus turbine, which looks kind of like an egg beater.

rooftop wind turbines and solar panels... I wonder how much electricity that could produce... enough for a salon?

rooftop wind turbines and solar panels... I wonder how much electricity that could produce... enough for a salon?

wind turbine for your home -  To connect with us, and our community of people from Australia and around the world, learning how to live large in small places, visit us at www.Facebook.com/TinyHousesAustralia or at www.TinyHousesAustralia.com

wind turbine for your home - To connect with us, and our community of people from Australia and around the world, learning how to live large in small places, visit us at www.Facebook.com/TinyHousesAustralia or at www.TinyHousesAustralia.com

wind power for homes images | photo: Home Energy The Energy Ball from Swedish firm Home Energy ...

wind power for homes images | photo: Home Energy The Energy Ball from Swedish firm Home Energy ...

Generate your own energy  | 34 Must-Have Tools for Homesteading http://pioneersettler.com/best-homesteading-tools

Generate your own energy | 34 Must-Have Tools for Homesteading http://pioneersettler.com/best-homesteading-tools

DIY Wind Generator - if you can turn a wrench and operate an electric drill, you can build this simple generator in two days: one day to find the parts and one day to assemble them.

DIY Wind Generator - if you can turn a wrench and operate an electric drill, you can build this simple generator in two days: one day to find the parts and one day to assemble them.

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