If this works…

22 06 2008

… it would solve a lot of the world’s energy supply problems. It seems so simple, and if the execution is anywhere near as brilliant as the idea and if it’s affordable, then we need no longer rely on oil, gas and coal for powering an awful lot of stuff.

What am I talking about? Nano Vent-Skin. Tiny wind turbines connected via a mesh that covers a building, roof, wall, vehicle etc. to produce electricity to power that object.

For details and some cool photos see:

If only…

Update 27 July 2008: Something similar is in the plans by Philips, again incorporating very small elements to create energy, water, and light. You can see the details here:
http://www.design.philips.com/probes/projects/sustainable_habitat_2020/index.page