Thursday, August 31, 2006

The London Beacon

The London Beacon (image from quietrevolution)
A group of London designers, architects and engineers recently unveiled The Beacon, a visionary new form of urban energy generation. The Beacon is a 40 m high Y-shaped structure, and is designed to be ‘planted’ along major roads and public spaces, reaching up to the stronger breezes above London’s buildings, while the top of it rotates into the wind direction. Each Beacon supports 5 vertical ‘triple-helix’ wind turbines, aka quietrevolution or QR5 (see relevant July 12 2006 post). Also, the QR5 turbines can become suspended video screens or colour-change lighting displays, thanks to LEDs integrated within the blades!

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