You know this brings me to an idea, having wind turbines incorporated with buildings will maximize space, look nice and create energy all at the same time. They would have businesses or people working in the turbine or it could be a hotel or apartment building. All that would maximize the space and make the turbine have more potential. It would cost a lot to make but in a year or so of production and selling of apartments or something you could be benefiting. All I’m saying what would happen if we thought outside the box?
The Netherlands just keeps one-upping the rest of the world. Recently, a Dutch construction firm installed a solar panel bike lane and then engineers went ahead and made another bike path glow-in-the-dark. Not that we’re keeping score or anything.
Now, the Dutch Windwheel Corporation has plans to build a 570-foot structure in Rotterdam that would be equal parts architectural marvel and green-tech wünderkind. Basically, the project would turn the wind turbine* into a high-tech real-estate development.
Here’s Smithsonian with the science:
The Wind Wheel’s design, made of two massive rings and an underwater foundation, plans to incorporate other green technologies, including solar panels, rainwater capture and biogas creation. The biogas will be created from the collected waste of residents of the 72 apartments and 160 hotel rooms that are planned for the inner ring.
The outer ring is set to house 40 cabins that move along a rail like a roller coaster…
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