What truly makes this concept creation so special is that it has a huge potential in becoming a reality, unlike many others that are destined to dwell in the Photoshop studios forever. The design is not as radical as one would think, and come to think of it, you wonder why it has been not tried yet.
The proposed bridge design consists of huge turbines that fill out the spaces between the pillars of a bridge across the valley and with vast open spaces, high altitude and a terrain that is perfect for constant and consistent wind speed, they should get plenty energy on a regular basis. The “Solar Wind” design also taps into solar energy with the entire road surface being covered with dense grid of solar cells coated with a transparent ad highly resistant form of plastic.
This system of road building is already successfully underway in some parts of the world and since the bridge will constantly see traffic, there is also a proposed Solar Park that runs the length of the bridge and offers you great vantage points to enjoy the panorama. You can stop, take a few snapshots, take in the breathtaking sights and even buy something produced by the greenhouses that are always on.
Solar Wind can apparently produce 40 million kWh per year. The design amalgamates aesthetics with engineering, purpose with poise and green technology with great innovativeness. That is exactly the reason why we feel Solar Wind needs to jump out of the screens and become a reality. Hopefully that will happen not too far from now.