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This whimsical art sculpture, by Art Energy Design, is also a renewable energy display. By incorporating small solar cells into the leaves, and building a small wind turbine out of the flower petals, it is able to store enough energy to keep itself lit by LEDs at night. I can’t imagine that it is technically a very efficient generator of power, however the idea of a rotating flower/wind turbine is neat. Next, I’m hoping for some solar-powered singing flowers a la Alice in Wonderland.

[via Gwendolyn Schmidt on twitter]


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  1. ART you can plug into. The Power Flowers are series of public art works that use art as catalysis to efficiently spread the message of distributed energy production. Generating on site power close to where it is to be used. Between the micro wind turbine and five imbedded solar panels the sculpture harnesses 100 watts of power with keep 12v deep cell batteries charged with 1kw of power. It not only takes car of its own LED lighting demands but features a variety of DC and AC outlets for public use for cell phones, laptops, audio visual, water pumps…..

  2. ART you can plug into. The Power Flowers are series of public art works
    that use art as catalysis to efficiently spread the message of
    distributed energy production. Generating on site power close to where
    it is to be used. Between the micro wind turbine and five imbedded solar
    panels the sculpture harnesses 100 watts of power with keep 12v deep cell
    batteries charged with 1kw of power. It not only takes car of its own
    LED lighting demands but features a variety of DC and AC outlets for
    public use for cell phones, laptops, audio visual, water pumps…..