For some, wind turbines symbolize a commitment to a greener planet; others see them as loud, dangerous and ugly.
Now a company based in the Netherlands and also in the USA is hoping to counter Nimby’s complaints (not in my backyard) with their tulip-shaped “eco-art” design. Flower Turbines says their products pose no threat to birds or other wildlife and make a noise so low that humans cannot hear it.
They are designed to be installed by companies looking to improve their sustainability while making an artistic statement.
Roy Osinga (pictured, third from right), European Director of Flower Turbines, said: “Our product – compared to large windmills – is quiet and looks good, which makes it very successful for urban building.”
Main picture: flower turbines / Jan de Groen