Designer Joe Doucet Created A Wind Turbine Wall That Could Provide Enough Power For A Home
Have you heard about the ingenious wind turbine wall that can power homes and also doubles as a beautiful kinetic sculpture? When we talk about wind energy, we automatically think of giant turbines that are usually placed on coastal areas, hilltops, open plains, and other places where wind is strong and reliable. While wind is a more efficient power source than solar, the idea of placing a giant turbine next to your home defeats the point. This explains why most homeowners rely on solar panels to power their homes with renewable energy.
But lo and behold, a major breakthrough in home renewable energy systems is now in the works. NYC-based designer Joe Doucet has invented the Wind Turbine Wall – an innovative device that could harness wind power to generate electricity for home use. Compared to gigantic turbines, this ‘smaller’ alternative features a lightweight and sleek design that doesn’t’ require large spaces. It’s basically a wall, measuring 8 feet tall and 25 feet wide, which you can place anywhere next to your home.
NYC-Based Designer Invents A Wall Turbine Wall That Generates Renewable Energy And Acts As A Beautiful Kinetic Sculpture
The wind turbine wall is made up of an array of individually spinning blades that are connected to a mini generator that could power a home which typically consumes about 10,000 kWh per year. Furthermore, it could be scaled down or up to fit different spaces. There’s no question that the new concept has the potential of bringing huge success in the pursuit of clean energy. But what makes it more promising is its aesthetically pleasing design that blends art and utility into one unit.
As we all know, wind turbines are best placed in areas with sustained winds. Obviously, urban environments and heavily populated areas don’t meet this requirement. The wind turbine wall, however, is ideally suited to urban areas where giant turbines cannot be placed. Since there are no limits to where wind energy can reach, the best locations for this kinetic wall are along highways, fences, retaining walls, or around buildings.
“There are a lot of reasons why wind farms are in the ocean,” said Doucet. “These are massive towers; you’re not going to see them littered around the cityscape. With the added wind boost from trucks, our highways could take care of all our energy needs.”
The original prototype was introduced in September 2021 featuring the wind turbine wall with small rotary blades that spin individually. A month later, Doucet presented updated prototypes with bigger blades to test various blade designs for optimal efficiency. As to when this awesome invention will roll out to the market, Doucet reveals that he’s currently in talks with several manufacturers. So it won’t be long before these stylish turbines are officially offered for purchase.