Wind Turbine Doubles up as Revolving Christmas Star

December 23, 2009 / No Comments

christmas star turbine Wind Turbine Doubles up as Revolving Christmas Star

A huge revolving Christmas star probably would make people happy, and I guess people in Munich must be enjoying this show being put up by a wind turbine. The wind turbine has nearly 9000 LED lights shining away, and using energy as low as that of a common hairdryer.

The project was initially an idea of Munich multimedia artist Michael Pendry, who approached Siemens and Stadtwerke München (Munich City Utilities) to allow him in creating this art piece. Needless to say, both agreed and Siemens helped with the LEDs which give out 20,000 candelas of lighting on the giant star.

It took nearly 12 months to finish the project, including the addition of all those LEDs on Stadtwerke München’s wind turbine. As the blades of the turbine rotate, they put up a great show for onlookers. This Christmas Star will continue to shine until January 6, which is the last day of the Christmas season.

Source: Inhabitat