Whenever we think about renewable wind energy harnessing, those noisy, ubiquitous three-bladed behemoths come to our minds. But nothing in the dictum of green technology says that it can’t be sensibly graceful and utterly practical in its conception. And that is exactly what the Amsterdam-based firm NL Architects has uniquely come up with – an artistically conceived compact wind turbine that is highly reliant on the pragmatic side of affairs. Aptly named as the “Power Flower,” this petite contraption features multiple “petals” with propellers. The convenient compactness of this turbine is evident, as an array of these turbines can harmoniously be arranged on artificial “tree” posts. According to the designers, a conventional turbine requires five times as much radius as these diminutive yet sturdy generators do.
Not only that, their small size is conducive in the context of cramped urban domestic zones. Moreover, they incorporate a vertical axis design which can utilize the wind from all directions, and even transfer the energy to other sustainable technologies such as solar panels. In the end, quite smartly the designers have contrived of two types of models – a smaller and a larger one, catering to both residential and commercial usages.