Wind turbines are a great and relatively cheap source of alternative energy, but some people are just not willing to give up their pristine landscape for a grid of wind turbines, even though I think they look pretty damn gorgeous personally. Others worry about the low-frequency vibrations the turbines emit. Whatever reasons wind turbines might negatively affect the populace, Atelier DNA eliminates them all with their Windstalk concept.
The turbine-free Windstalk concept consists of 1,203 carbon fiber reinforced resin poles which stand 55 meters high. And as for wind power being an eye sore, the Windstalk is, quite to the contrary, elegantly composed and topped with an LED light which not only allows quick moderation of the pole’s power performance, but looks pretty as well. The Windstalks are packed with a stack of piezoelectric ceramic discs, connected by a cable throughout the length of the pole. When the poles sway the discs compress, generating a current through the electrodes.