Leave it to the Dutch to find a new use for windmill technology. Made of stainless steel, wood, and sail fabric, the LIGHT WIND converts wind power to light with a 2 metre propeller. The wind energy is stored and can be used to power the light all night long.
Implications - Because oil and fossil fuels are a finite resource, technological innovations like this show that the future of design is decidedly green. Those companies that embrace clean and green alternatives to power are definitely poised to make the most of this brave new world, and stand to see their products become dramatically more successful in an increasingly eco-conscious society.