Power Flower Turbines Double As Art

First, we brought you the Solarflora, a solar electricity generator that doubles as a giant metal flower. Now, we bring you its perfect complement, the appropriately named Power Flower wind turbine.

This unique design (which comes to us by way of XTurbines) is more than just a pretty face, though. It comes with a lower cut-in speed than most turbines (2 miles per hour, as opposed to 7), generates 12-24 DC volts to recharge batteries through an included charge controller (which can then be used, presumably, to power all your gadgets) or connects to a grid tie inverter to reduce the amount of money you pay the power man.

Power Flower wind turbine

image via XTurbines

These turbine rotors are available in a variety of styles and sizes up to 48,” each cut from a single sheet of metal (you have your choice of different types).  As an added bonus, they only take two people and some simple hand tools to install, making them a practical do-it-yourself project for green homeowners.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.