Wheels, Towers and Trees: Unconventional Renewable Energy Technologies in the Pipeline – Renewable Energy World

A number of companies around the world are developing novel technologies in an effort to grab a slice of the global renewable energy market.  Although many of these technologies are simple incremental improvements to established technologies such as solar PV, some are focused on shaking up the sector with more innovative and futuristic designs.Dutch WindwheelThe Dutch Windwheel is a concept for an eye-catching 174-metre tall building in the port city of Rotterdam designed to act as a platform for a wide variety of groundbreaking renewable energy technologies.  The design, developed by the Dutch Windwheel Corporation in partnership with Doepel Strijkers Architects, Meysters and BLOC, consists of two three-dimensional rings constructed from steel and glass, which are placed on an underwater foundation in such a way that they appear to float.

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