Colombian landscape architecture studio Paisajes Emergentes’ innovative entry in the Land Art Generator Initiative is one ingenious design that beautifully blends land art with renewable energy. The energy-generating kite farm design unveiled recently gives visitors the opportunity of tasting adventure, while doing some good to the environment. The high-flying design includes 200 para-kites tethered to flexible posts, which use the Windbelt generator to convert wind into electricity.
Extended across a 60-meter grid of flexible posts, the eco-park hovering over a public beach in Abu Dhabi will generate enough electricity to power more than 600 homes. Each kite is capable of producing nearly 6,200 kilowatt-hours a year, which is enough to power three energy-efficient homes.
Apart from producing green energy, the green park also leaves marine life completely undisturbed. The adventure enthusiasts are also given the opportunity to check out the view from above using a periscope-like device embedded in each tether post. The homeowner who chooses to buy the energy from a kite will be offered a live feed of the beach views from the para-kite as a token of thanks.