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Windmills are the Stars of This Dazzling Light Show

By Gizmodo on at

Dutch history meets modern energy initiatives in artist Daan Roosegaarde’s latest installation, which uses beams of green light to visualise the movement of the country’s windmills.

Blades on these mills can reach 170mph, but special tracking software and a thermal camera mounted behind the blades keep the light beams pointed at their targets, connecting each tower like a big laser-y skipping session. Keeping with the theme of energy efficiency, the beams themselves are made possible by high density LEDs.

Read more about the project at Roosegaarde’s website. [Wired]