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Mark



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:09 pm    Post subject: Tree Shaped Wind Turbines Reply with quote

Tree Shaped Wind Turbines to be installed in Paris:
http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/tree-shaped-wind-turbines-paris/

A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The companys founder, Jrme Michaud-Larivire came up with the idea while in a Paris square, when he saw the leaves tremble when there was not a breath of air. He hopes the trees can be used to exploit small air currents flowing along buildings and streets, and could eventually be installed in peoples yards and urban centres.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a totally uneconomic proposition. Stupidity itself. The cost for a tiny output, would be better growing real trees which at least have a cleaning effect on the Paris atmosphere polluted by so much traffic they have to ration access to the city. Real trees look so much better too and act as a solar battery. They would reduce windflow, so reducing the wind chill on buildings, giving an effective power benefit without needing to manufacture loads of plastic litter.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More importantly, will they support the weight of a fireman and ladder?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodburner wrote:
What a totally uneconomic proposition. Stupidity itself. The cost for a tiny output, would be better growing real trees which at least have a cleaning effect on the Paris atmosphere polluted by so much traffic they have to ration access to the city. Real trees look so much better too and act as a solar battery. They would reduce windflow, so reducing the wind chill on buildings, giving an effective power benefit without needing to manufacture loads of plastic litter.


True......, but it could be used as an art installation and/or for educational purposes.... I thought it looked quite striking....
I've seen many things that are stupider.....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen many real trees that are far better.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trees were the best invention humans ever made, for sure..
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