New status symbol for the green crowd: Skypump

If an electric vehicle isnt enough to establish your environmentalist creds, Michael J. Coren suggests at Fast Company, how about the ultimate recharging system: the Sanya Skypump, a miniature vertical wind turbine you can connect to your EV charging station.

The turbine, designed by Urban Green Energy, is meant to be paired with GE’s rapid EV charging WattStation. At a retail price of nearly $30,000, it’s meant for commercial applications, but UGE say’s it’s easily adapted for home use–assuming you can get it past the zoning board.


A Skypump neighborhood (UGE)