We have all seen the radio and cell towers being disguised as trees in an effort to keep our environmental decor natural and beautiful. Now there are new trees being invented to both produce wind power and clean water. Biomimicry trees for energy and water are a true testimony to both the human imagination as a tool for green solutions, and also to the human willingness to learn from and copy nature’s wisdom.
A French company called New Wind has created innovative wind turbines that will blend into the environment as a force of artfully designed trees to quietly produce wind power for surrounding homes and buildings. Each tree is equipped with 72 aeroleaf turbines that are positioned vertically, and can catch wind blowing as low as 4 miles per hour. These Tree Vents, as these new turbines are called, can likewise withstand Category 3 force winds while the durable plastic aeroleaves are protected from a vast array of weather conditions. These ultra-sensitive wind turbine trees are poised to make us rethink the larger wind turbines as a less appealing solution for urban wind energy. What’s not to like about cool tree sculptures tucked into the landscape with dancing leaves generating power for us?
These intelligent trees are attempting true biomimicry of real trees as they collect water condensation from the atmosphere, and provide clean water to arid and remote locations without other viable options. Intellitrees can be installed in areas of extreme drought and deforestation to assist in ecosystem repair and restoration. Each one of the Intellitrees, called an Infinitree, has the capacity to create power from the sun, wind and water, all of which can be dispersed to the surrounding environment. A small grouping of Royal Palm Intellitrees is enough to convert an arid location into a thriving micro-climate that can not only be maintained intelligently, but can terraform our destructive footprints in nature. The company states that Intellitrees are designed to for greater power needs, such as WiFi capabilities and remote sensing, as well as the reduction of production costs by utilizing local on site materials. What’s not to like about the ability to have free energy and clean water anywhere and everywhere while encouraging damaged ecosystems to repair themselves? For all the destruction mankind has inflicted upon our planet, it’s time to use the gift of our imagination and nature’s biomimicry to help our planet and ourselves heal. If we can create biomimicry trees for energy and water, just think what else we can do with nature as our teacher.