Designers Marcos Madia, Sergio Ohashi and Juan Manuel Pantano are responsible for the Eolic project, a portable wind generator concept whose mission would be to bring clean energy to small isolated facilities. The structure, fully foldable and built with super light materials such as aluminum and carbon, is designed to be deployed and assembled to its full height with the help of two or three people.
It does not seem likely that a generator of these dimensions will be capable of generating the necessary energy to substitute the energy, coming from the electrical network or the generators that use fossil fuels, necessary for a family home. Furthermore, the base, not being buried in the ground, does not seem to be able to keep the structure standing against strong winds.
But this does not mean that the project is useless. On the contrary, thanks to its lightness, the Eolic could be a great way to get electricity for lamps or GPS devices when camping in windy areas. It could also be useful on a boat to power the refrigerator or boating equipment, as well as at parties and outdoor concerts.
Seen at: twenergy.com