Archive for the ‘beautiful wind turbines’ Category
__SPACER__ This image is from a student architectural project, which proposes to place wind turbines on freeway signage supports. The turbines pictured here are based upon quiet revolution’s designs. I am pretty sure that the quiet revolution design is based upon a vertical rather than horizontal axis, however. Would they work properly, horizontally?
__SPACER__ Places like the coats of Denmark are where entire fields of enormous and graceful wind generators of more that a megawatt each have been built. This monster will produce more than 3 MW. There is something wonderfully ironic about what looks like a North Sea oil platform being used to erect it.
__SPACER__ Currently under construction, the design for the World Trade Center in Bahrain, is, (in an act of complete design stupidity) a twin tower design, meaning that the world’s only twin tower ‘World Trade Center’ will be on Saudi’s doorstep. It will feature 3 enormous wind turbines, between the towers, making it the largest structure in the world with integrated wind power.
__SPACER__ Architects often add the best bits to the top of buildings when they design them, because clients tend to look down on the roof of a model, when commissioning them. The fancy bits at the top of this tower, for Elephant and Castle (a depressing part of London with no castles or exotic fauna) would be an interesting precedent if they became commonplace for all skyscrapers.
__SPACER__ It may seem a bit perverse to replace the traditional wind capturing device - the sail, with a turbine that then translates wind turbine energy into a form that propels a water turbine - or propeller. This device would seem to contradict the 2nd law of thermodynamics, but what do we know, perhaps it works.