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Wind power firm aims to nip nimbyism in the bud with tulip-shaped turbines

Want to improve your business's eco-credentials, make an artistic statement and ward off nimby naysayers? Wind turbine firm Flower Turbines may be the ticket

Want to improve your business's eco-credentials, make an artistic statement and ward off nimby naysayers? Wind turbine firm Flower Turbines may be the ticket

For some, wind turbines symbolise a commitment to a greener planet; others see them as noisy, dangerous and ugly.

Now, a firm based in the Netherlands and also in the US hopes to counter nimby (not in my back yard) complaints with its tulip-shaped ‘eco-art’ design. Flower Turbines say their products pose no danger to birds or other wildlife, and create a noise that is at such a low frequency, humans can’t hear it.

They’re designed to be installed by businesses who want to improve their sustainability while making an artistic statement.

Roy Osinga (pictured, third from right), European director of Flower Turbines, said: “Our product – compared to big windmills – is silent, and good-looking, which makes it very successful for building in cities.”

Main image: Flower Turbines / Jan de Groen

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