Aesthetic Energy Autobahns: Can Designer Power Masts Win Over the Public?
A computer simulation of new forms of power masts designed by Danish architect Erik Bystrup. The mirror wall sculpture mast reflects the nearby surroudings, making it nearly invisible. And invisibility is a characteristic many citizens would like to see applied to power lines.
Europe is undergoing a revolution in energy production that requires massive new infrastructure to support the shift to renewables. But do new power lines always have to result in blight? Some utility companies are hoping that designer power masts can help overcome local opposition.