The Vibro-Wind generates current when it flutters in the wind, providing a low impact and safer alternative to traditional turbines.
Developed by Francis Moon of Cornell University, the Vibro-Wind works by utilizing a series of pads attached to piezoelectric cells. Individually the pads generate a small amount of energy, but when used in a array the amount increases significantly. The pads can be attached to any outdoor surface and are not negatively affected by turbulence.
The Vibro-Wind is also nearly silent, and is less disruptive to bats and birds.