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Green-weight is a novel system designed to supply a high-rise building with all its needs of electricity using wind energy and to supplement its lighting needs with natural sunlight. David Fisher has proposed an ingenious method to harness the wind for electricity production in an urban setting. His approach is based on using horizontal wind turbines instead of the typical and esthetically awkward looking vertical wind turbines and to incorporate them within the building structure. In this paper we will present our proof-of-concept study of the proposed system. Based on our prototype design of the wind turbines and overall system analysis. In the second part of our paper we will present our proposed auxiliary lighting system. Our system is designed to collect and transfer the sunlight into the building. We estimate that our auxiliary lighting system will save between 40 to 60% from the power needed to light the building during daytime. Another very importantly aspect of our lighting system is the proven fact that natural lighting enhances the living experience of the building occupants (for example, to combat psychological seasonal disorders).
Al-Haji, A.; Al-Omair, A. (2010). Green Weight. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from