The Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads now provide a more eco-friendly form of electricity. Critics held that wind turbines took up too much space, were too noisy and presented harm to winged animals such as birds, bats and bees. Therefore, engineers from Cornell University invented Vibro-Wind oscillators as electricity generators that present virtually no harm to the environment.
The oscillators can be put atop any structure, and contain 25 foam pads that form a square and vibrate as wind or even a simple breeze passes through them. The vibration is then converted into electricity. The simplistic design of the Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads allow it to be built for significantly less than the larger turbine counterparts. The design is simple, yet effective.