An architect plans to sling a giant sail over a lake in Russia.
Is it the future of wind power—or renewable snake oil?
By Saba BerhiePosted 02.25.2008 at 12:29 pm 7 Comments
One common complaint about wind turbines is that they blemish the scenic countrysides and coastlines where they perch. Now an architect in London has an attractive solution. The wind dam, a giant swath of fabric connected to a turbine, looks more like a Christo art installation than a power generator.