Turning A New Leaf

By designing a tree-like wind power generator with steel branches and plastic leaves, New Wind has created an aesthetically pleasing alternative energy source for urban environments, bringing energy generation closer to people.

hile walking through the Jardin du Luxembourg, a beautiful garden square in Paris, Jérôme Michaud-Larivière noticed that the leaves on the trees were trembling though the air was calm. Michaud-Larivière knew that movement means energy, and if harnessed, it could be used to generate electricity.