What can wind do?


It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.
Northern California festival sets record in the wind

The Berkeley Kite Festival in Northern California has been capturing the power of the wind since 1986. In 2010 they set a world record for the most octopus kites in the air at the same time. Check out the video of the event below:

Two-ton fish blows in the wind

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

This 45-foot long, two-ton, wind-interactive codfish sculpture on the Boston waterfront was created by artist David Tonnesen. Legal Sea Foods, a well-known restaurant chain based in Boston, commissioned the artist to create the piece. Not only do the body parts spin, but the eye changes color to indicate wind speed. Read more »

Wind: An essential medium for kinetic artists

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

Each section of this elegant kinetic sculpture rotates independently and the effect is mesmerizing. It is located at DeCordova Museum Sculpture Garden in Lincoln, Mass., outside of Boston. Read more »

Wind creates kaleidoscope view

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

This sculpture in downtown Vail, Colo. was made by Mark White. The wind turns the two sides in opposite directions, creating the look of a large bronze kaleidoscope in motion. Read more »

Australian wind

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

This wind-powered sculpture is located in an art park near the Webb Bridge in the west end of Melbourne, Australia: Read more »

Wind powered car surpasses three Guinness Book of World Records

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

Two German men and their wind powered car have surpassed several Guinness Book of World Records in their trip across Australia. The vehicle is the first of its kind to cross the Southern Australia in a wind powered car, complete the longest distance travelled in a 36 hour period and travel the most distance overall in a wind powered car. Read more »

Power your iPhone with wind energy

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

Why is it that our phones tend to run low on battery when we are furthest away from an electrical outlet? Enter, the iFan – an iPhone charger powered by the wind! Read more »

How much wind energy does it take to power a lightbulb for a year?

It’s amazing to think that a breeze on a sunny day can turn into something powerful enough to create electricity to run our homes. What other super powers does wind have? In our series "What can wind do?" we will explore unique ways wind is changing our world.

Check out this infographic that shows how much fuel (fossil or renewable) it takes to power a lightbulb for a year: Read more »