I'm working on a tidally locked world. I would like to have some life in the dark side of the world. The sun heats all the air on one side of the planet and winds high in the atmosphere transport it to the dark side of the planet where the air cools, drops and reverses flow back to the hot side. That means you get very strong winds towards the sun side at/near the surface.
Could plants use this wind energy by employing a wing or rotor like mechanism to harvest the wind to create mechanical energy and convert this to chemical energy and make glucose from that?
Obviously a continuously spinning rotor might be impossible to create because no vascular connection is possible. I also thought that the rotor could spin for a couple of revolutions, thereby twisting its attachment point, then change geometry and using the attachment point like a spring to get back to the starting position. Or maybe a wing like structure, working in reverse to bird wings to extract energy rather than provide propulsion. But then how do you transform movement to chemical energy? Something like muscle tissue but working in reverse? Let me know if you have any ideas and how plausible this is.