WOOD FOR BEAUTY
Enessere, in northeastern Italy, specializes in making a small wind turbine that is both aesthetically pleasing and effective in generating electricity. The Hercules Wind Turbine is just nine meters tall and consists of a stainless steel structure that supports spiraling wooden-layered blades of American cedar.
It emits a maximum of 38 decibels at gusts of 12 meters per second. “There is a lot of resistance toward wind turbines,” says Oliver Glemser, one of
Enessere’s three full-time staff. “People complain of their ugliness and disturbing presence. This is our answer.”