French company New Wind has created a wind "turbine" in the shape of a tree. It's designed for parks, homes, businesses and other small-scale applications. The "leaves" harness wind energy even at low winds and don't make noise. We can't wait for these trees to be available commercially for use at homes worldwide!
Build Your Own Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine On The Cheap - Didn't realize vertical wind turbines existed. The scale of this one and the fact that it supposedly doesn't require gale force winds to produce power makes it definitely worth looking into.