Sound-absorbing tower designed to produce clean energy

03/20/2013 | Inhabitat

Soundscraper is a concept structure that absorbs sound vibrations and turns them into clean energy. The tower, designed to be built near major highways and railroad junctions, features a double-skin facade. The outer layer of "sound-sucking material" contains thousands of electro-active cilia equipped with Parametric Frequency Increased Generators, energy harvesters that convert noise vibrations to kinetic energy. Transducer cells convert that energy into electricity.

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