Wind Turbines on Electrical Towers

By on May 19th, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:38

windittowerAdding wind turbines to already existing electrical towers is an idea proposes at the Next Generation design competition by the winner of this year. This project is called Wind-It.

Wind-it answers one of the greatest challenges to the development of wind power: where to site wind turbines. Choppin, Delon and Menard’s design uses existing infrastructure – the towers and pylons that dot the more than 157,000 miles of high voltage power lines in the U.S. – to locate their turbines, which can be stacked within already sited structures. Moreover, Wind-it solves the problem of linking energy generation and electricity transmission in the same way – by co-locating them.”

The concept was designed by the French designers Nicola Delon and Julien Choppin and Raphaël Ménard, an engineer.

Source: Treehugger

        

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