Urban energy production

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This section describes a wind system that can be integrated into a residential building in an urban environment. It includes a set of wind units installed inside a well closed by a circular building or a by a set of buildings surrounding the well. This system, therefore, does not present any visual constraints for the environment.

The blades of these wind turbines, unlike conventional wind turbines, are mounted parallel to the ground, the wind being directed in an upward movement through the well. Wind shifting in an upward direction reduces wind exposure in urban areas downwind.

These urban wind systems can be used in areas exposed to significant air circulation, for example on the seafront. The energy produced can be used for electricity production with local consumption, local storage or redistribution to a local network.