THERE’S A WIND TREE REV­O­LU­TION IN THE AIR

The Pullman Magazine - - Places & People To Love -

For­get tra­di­tional wind tur­bines with their enor­mous blades de­mand­ing vast amounts of space! The brand new de­vice de­vel­oped by French start-up NewWind might just be of­fer­ing us a glimpse of the en­ergy plan­ta­tions of the fu­ture. The firm’s tree-shaped wind tur­bine, boast­ing beau­ti­ful clean lines and whose green "leaves" are ca­pa­ble of har­ness­ing even the slight­est breeze, has re­cently been in­stalled at the Ruhr Park re­tail cen­tre in the heart of the Ger­man city of Bochum. This ef­fi­cient and silent mi­cro-en­ergy source can gen­er­ate 4.1 kilo­watts of en­ergy - enough to power a car park, a 1,000 m2 of­fice block or an al­most 10,000-mile jour­ney by elec­tric car. That’s right, en­ergy re­ally can be gen­er­ated in an ur­ban set­ting, and wind-gen­er­ated en­ergy at that! And this is just the start of this small eco­log­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion that is see­ing en­ergy be­ing pro­duced in close prox­im­ity to the end-user, fos­ter­ing the devel­op­ment of sus­tain­able and eco-friendly cities. NewWind had set up wind trees in the Ger­man city of Ger­lin­gen in Jan­uary 2016 be­fore mar­ket­ing the prod­uct more widely across France and Switzer­land.

Pull­man Cologne, He­le­nenS­trasse, 14, Köln, GER­MANY

Pull­man Stuttgart Fontana, Voll­moeller­strasse 5, Stuttgart-Vai­hin­gen, GER­MANY

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