This tree inspired wind turbine produces 3.1 kilo watts of energy per day

Is that a tree? Or is that a wind turbine?

Have you noticed how many gaudy hotels and restaurants boast of palm fronds and picket fences made of cement? Well here’s something to please the aesthetic and environmentalist in you. New Wind, a research and development company from France has developed new wind turbines that are shaped like trees. 

Based on the look and feel of a tree, these wind turbines have additional advantages – they actually need less wind than a traditional turbine to produce an equivalent amount of power, and are silent. Standing nearly 36 feet tall, these turbines have 72 artificial leaves, which in reality are micro turbines that spin silently, producing more than 3100 watts of power.

Entrepreneur Jérôme Michaud-Larivière invented the turbines and got inspiration from noticing how leaves on a tree trembled as the wind passed through them. These turbines are a great way to supply power to the urban world by installing them in parks as well. They blend into the scenery and pass the aesthetic test with flying colours! 

Michaud-Larivière, meanwhile is set to show off his invention this May at the Paris Place de Concorde.

At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration.  By planting a tree through us you can help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint.

Did you know a tree sequesters about 1 ton of carbon and processes enough oxygen for two peoples requirements in its life-time?

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