Soleolico has introduced a combined wind and solar energy system featuring 3D printed components aimed at enhancing the efficiency and versatility of green energy production. The system uses vertical-axis wind turbines, augmented with photovoltaic sails mounted on the blades, to create a multifunctional energy source. By utilizing a patented magnetic system, the blades autonomously orient themselves to the prevailing wind conditions, allowing optimal energy harvest. This dual energy production model ensures a stable supply of green energy, even if one of the sources becomes unavailable. The system also includes built-in energy storage capabilities for excess power.
Moreover, Soleolico’s design incorporates a 3D printable coating made of “natural agents” that captures CO2, positioning the unit as a synthetic counterpart to natural trees. Manufactured at LaMáquina center in Barcelona using Pure.Tech organic 3D printing technology, the coating enhances the system’s environmental benefits. One thousand units of Soleolico can absorb the CO2 equivalent to 287 trees annually, as certified by European Environmental Agency data.
In addition, these units can function as electronic billboards by displaying advertisements, thereby serving as revenue-generating assets for stakeholders. This multi-utility aspect enhances the value proposition and likely market adoption.
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