Replacing Steel with Bamboo, Dutch Designer Gives the Windmill a Makeover

Bamboo wings photo

All Images Courtesy of Gijsbert Koren

We've seen people do a lot with windmills- from making them at home to wearing them. Now Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has taken a step to make this age-old green technology even greener: replacing the windmill's steel wings with ones made of bamboo.

Koren believes the lower weight of the bamboo, woven in India, will make the windmill more efficient, and adds that aesthetically, they just look greener. The wing are still in testing, but Koren hopes to bring them to market soon. More photos after the jump.




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