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    Default New Wind Turbine Wall Could Harness Enough Energy To Power Your Home

    Amit Malewar
    December 27 2021

    Wind energy has played a key role in helping national grids around the world reduce dependence on fossil fuels to generate energy, but the wind turbines for the home have encountered very slow uptake due, in part, to their intrusive physicality.
    The New York-based designer and entrepreneur Joe Doucet has designed the Wind Turbine Wall, a project that blends art and technology into a novelty solution that aims to power our homes. Designed to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional, this “kinetic wall” is made up of an array of rotary blades that spin individually, driving a mini generator that creates electricity. The electricity is utilized in the home or business, can be stored in a wall-mounted battery, or can even be fed back into the national grid to provide revenue for the owner.


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    Default Re: New Wind Turbine Wall Could Harness Enough Energy To Power Your Home

    I don't know about that. Just like outdoor TV antennas, height is important. A close neighbor's house or uneven topography could block a lot of wind. Being stand-alone in an outlying area could help. But lots of moving parts wear 'n tear to consider. It seems solar electric panels would be more cost effective???

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    Default Re: New Wind Turbine Wall Could Harness Enough Energy To Power Your Home

    Yep, the siting of a wind turbine is all important. I live on an island with strong easterly prevailing trade winds which someone might think would be an ideal place for wind turbines, and yet the landscape is littered with idle wind turbines because some smart engineer put the thing in an inappropriate place. When the ideal range of wind speed is so small that the thing remains idle for long periods of time, eventually it just turns into a rusted piece of junk. Eventually a hurricane tears them all down, and large solar panel farms are put up in the same place.

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    Default Re: New Wind Turbine Wall Could Harness Enough Energy To Power Your Home

    My concern is the cost comparison, and my guess is that either option would be way beyond the limits to which I can stretch my budget. However, I am willing to keep my eye on this possibility if it ever comes to market.
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