This Solar Wind Energy tower looks nothing like a wind turbine, but it's able to generate its own source of wind throughout the year. The Solar Wind Energy's Downdraft Tower is lined with small turbines around its base, and features a large tower up top where wind is generated. The tower is described as one of the only hybrid solar-wind energy generators on the market, harnessing the power of a downdraft that's created when water comes into contact with hot, dry air.
The towers are able to run on their own over the course of a year with very small fuel consumption, waste and carbon footprint. The tower would be ideal for climates like India, Chile, Mexico and the Middle East.