Power flowers, urban windmills that can be used in densely populated areas, designed by Amsterdam based studio, NL architects. Resulting from an ongoing investigation into the potential of wind energy, the turbines feature multiple branches with propellers of a reduced scale.
Unlike the omnipresent three-blade turbine that requires an open radius five times their diameter and a heavy duty infrastructure, ‘power flower’ provides a less obtrusive option that can be located in domestic environments.
The reconfigured design features a vertical axis design that can produce energy with wind from any direction. Intended as a tool that can be used alongside other sustainable initiatives, the turbines can be connected to smart grids and solar panels.