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The wind turbine wall is customisable and designed to be as unobtrusive as possible | Photo source Joe Doucet

Designer creates bespoke wind turbine wall for home use

Agriculture & Energy

The installation can be scaled up or down and can fully power a home

Spotted: Designer Joe Doucet has created a wind turbine wall that brings wind power to the home. The design concept uses off-the-shelf wind turbine generators set within a 2.4 metre by 7.6 metre frame. The size and colour of the installation, as well as the shape of the blades, can be personalised. Installed vertically, the turbines take up minimal space and are intended to be as inconspicuous and simple to use as possible.

Given the endless options for customising the wall, users can find the perfect size and shape for their space, whether home or business. Using an aluminium frame as a base for custom cladding, the turbine structure is relatively lightweight and easy to manoeuvre into position. Owners can scale it up or down as needed, with the initial size capable of producing more than 10,000 kilowatt hours per year, a volume of energy that is enough to power a typical family home.

The turbines drive a small generator, creating electricity that can be used directly, stored in a battery, or sold to the local grid. Depending on an owner’s use, the turbine wall could generate both electricity and income.

Additionally, a key component of the design aesthetic is the ability to choose from a variety of shapes of turbine blades, with each option providing a distinct look and feel to the wall. Doucet is currently in discussion with potential producers and is working towards a sooner-rather-than-later timeline for bringing the product to market.

Springwise is spotting numerous innovations helping to shape the next generation of sustainable energy sources. These include turbines designed for high-speed winds and others focusing on aesthetics and volume.

Written by: Keely Khoury



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