Wind energy harnessed by hair

Wind turbines have to largely been deemed unsightly – they produce clean energy but there seems to be a real ‘not in my neighbourhood’ attitude to them. But architects have come up with an alternative way of harnessing the winds natural energy.

Belatchew Arkitektur are planning to fix moveable straws made of piezoelectric composites (materials that generate electricity when they move) to the exterior of Söder Torn, one of the tallest housing blocks in Stockholm.

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