Growing A Greener Outer Banks NC

February 27, 2010

Ways we can harness the wind without without big wind farms.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — 4x4RE @ 3:37 pm

When people think of wind power they think enormous windmills on gigantic towers. Many wil agree that they work well in certain areas, but are unsightly. Who wants to have this beside their neighborhood?

or this view from their beach?

But today may creative minds are coming up with new ways to integrate wind turbines with our communities that are not only more aesthetic, but in some cases almost artistic.

Take a look at some of these:

Turbines powered by the turbulence created by cars.

Turbines atop of street lights.

Vertical Axis Roof Mounted Wind Turbines

By turning our energy problems over to the creative minds that are now emerging, we stand a chance of not only concurring our demand for fossil fuels but of finding more appealing ways to become stewards of our planet.


1 Comment »

  1. This is a great message to spread. We need to think outside the box for new renewable energy sources, like the ones you mention here. My biggest concern with wind power is not aesthetics, but damage to bird and bat populations. I am sure we can come up with designs that do not knock flying animals out of the air.

    Comment by Mason Posner — February 27, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

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