$48k for Power Independence

By: Justin Good - Published: Mar 27, 2007   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References: quietrevolution & gadgetgrid
Looking to get off your local power grid? Here is a good way with the first of its kind "residential scale, wind turbine". From Quietrevolution, this uniquely shaped "wind-powered sculpture" captures air "currents near buildings and other structures, with carbon-fiber blades shaped to grab gusty city winds without making much noise." The only downside to this eco-friendly power plant is that it'll cost you $48,000 or "18 years to pay back your cost."

Implications - The 'Quietrevolution' was designed as a response to the demand for wind-powered turbines. The QR ensures that even in the harshest of wind storms the turbine will function efficiently. This is really a great concept that could have implication for how energy is consumed. Architects, designers and consumers alike are excited about the future of sustainable energy. Stats for Wind Power For The People Trending: Older & Mild
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