When these leaves turn in the breeze they make electricity!

One of the biggest complaints from the general public concerning green energy is that so many of the options (like solar panels and wind turbines) are eye sores. There are a few plans in the works to solve this issue, and one of them is a wind-powered tree.

Standing 36 feet tall, these steel structures have the shape of a futuristic tree, with little vertical turbines that generate electricity when they’re hit with a breeze.

Though the structures are low capacity, they could be used to power things like street lights or help offset electricity costs.

Read the full article here: Beautiful wind turbine trees generate clean energy in urban environments

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