New wind turbines designed by Philippe Starck
French designer Philippe Starck, creator of chic hotels, high-tech lamps and modern-style furniture, has turned his attention to energy with the design of two sleek micro wind-power turbines aimed at domestic use.
The devices because of the vertical axis design, they’re almost noiseless. That’s an advantage. I hate wind turbine devices making noise. I hate noise too…
Doit-yourself power generation is seen as a growing trend. The fact that it claims to save on carbon emissions gives the wind turbine added appeal.
Home owners the windmill is said to generate between 20%-60% of a single homes energy at around 400 euros.
The twin-blade WT400W is rated at 400 W and is expected to cost about 2,500 euros ($3,505*). The triple-blade WT1kW is rated at 1 kW and is expected to cost about 3,500 euros ($4,905*).
The turbine will be produced by pramac although stark stated that he is sick of designing because he creates useless things, this design could actually turn things around, if it lives up to its claims.