One Component Wind Power

How would you like your very own take-it-home apply-it-yourself wind power generator? How about a whole array of them? This is a design that’s just that, take it home, unpack it, screw it into the wall, connect it to whatever battery you’ve got that can hold generated power, and let it rip! This design is made up of blades, the generator, a telescopic shaft (so that the fan can be extended or “away”, electric power plug, and switch. With an array of 15 of these fans, you can power a household of four people for a month.

Oh my goodness! One of these fans, called “Wind Cubes”, could potentially generate 21.6 kilowatt-hours per month. Times that by fifteen, and you’ve got 324 kw, the same amount the designers of this project note is the amount a family of four uses per month. Seems too perfect!

The way these “cubes” work is to be attached to a wall (outside) with three screws, click the switch to activate, and sit back to enjoy the power your mother earth is providing. Multiple cubes can be connected to not only generate more power, but strengthen their collective structure, and the fans can be pulled out or pushed back and away depending on the weather.

DO WANT, VERY VERY MUCH. Can you imagine it? Free electricity! No wonder this is a Liteon Award winning design this year! Hooray!

Designers: Liao-Hsun Chen and Wen-Chih Chang

68 Comments

  • Guillermina says:

    Hi! I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me aproximately how much this device costs. Thanks!!

  • It is very interesting. Where Can I buy one for Spain?
    Regards

  • brux says:

    sorry, no, unless the blades are cupped like an anemometer what blows against one side will blow against the other causing them to just stay still. this is a silly idea that looks cute because it is small plastic and brightly colored … can’t see it working, and there is no video anywhere on the net that tells what it is and how it works or shows it working. in any case the numbers i’ve seen advertised on this are way over what one could expect … there is no coils or generator. someone is having a go here, this is a joke.

  • Dddavid says:

    The very fact that this powers a generator means that it will NOT spin freely like a pinwheel. Even a small generator has a “braking” effect, which resists spinning somewhat. This is why the generator is “tuned” to the size of the blades that will be spinning it, and the expected wind. You can put a tremendously powerful generator on it, and gale force winds would generate a whole lot of power, (if the structure is strong enough not to be ripped to shreds) but a slight breeze won’t turn it at all, or you can put a small generator on it, and a slight breeze will give you a bit of power, but the blades will have to be stopped during a gale force wind because they would start spinning so fast the whole thing would be ripped to shreds. This design seems to have been put together by a “designer”, and not an engineer. I do not see how it can work efficiently next to the brick wall.

  • Dddavid says:

    Here’s a hint to this designs viability: This article is from December of 2010. Do you see these on the market? They were probably designed as a concept by an artist with no knowledge of how wind actually works. (They are pretty though.) He passed this on to an engineer to be built, and the engineer laughed at him, and explained why they wouldn’t work. End of story.

  • john bond says:

    This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. It’s so amazing how far we’ve come with technology that we can generate our own, environment friendly power source by simply using plastic propellers. I’m glad to live in a place that’s excelling as fast as the U.S. and I can’t wait to see where we are at in the near future.
    John Bond | http://www.regionaltruck.com/component/content/article/11.html

  • saddique Durrani says:

    Agreed.i work in a wind farm I. Pakistan generatting 49.5MW. You need to do away with the wall. Put vertical blades on the roof top. If you have wind 16 hr a day

  • Yes! Finally someone writes about sewing device.

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