Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wind Cube: Modularized Wind Power System for Homes

Wind Cube is a modular wind power system designed by Chen Liao-Hsun for household use. The Wind Cube units, 100-watt micro-wind turbine generators can be pulled out to activate the system when there is a gentle breeze, and then retracted in heavy winds or bad weather to avoid possible damage. Individual units are designed to fit together in a honeycomb structure and can thus be tiled to fit entire exterior walls and roofs. Chen Liao-Hsun says the concept is, “to use three-dimensional wind fields to make up for the insufficiency of two-dimensional ones.” he estimates that each Wind Cube can generate about 21.6 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month, approximately 1/15 the household usage of a family of four.

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