Windscreen was a temporary installation at MIT by Howeler+Yoon Architects from Boston.

Straight from their site: “Windscreen creates an exterior screeen composed of an array of small-scale, vertical axis wind turbines.  The spinning of these turbines self-powers their integral lighting, providing an active, moving, flickering screen that visibly indexes wind”.

The small turbines are mounted to a tensioned-cable structural net.

Very nice project…especially for windy Boston & Cambridge.  It will be nice to see it scaled up to a permanent installation.