What is it?

I live in Strangeville. Mind you, this place is a nice neighborhood with nice people, but something is always being tweaked or changed or mowed down or built. There is so much change that it becomes a constant, Large objects get staged here. You get to be aware that when things happen internationally they have an impact on my backyard. When I first came here there was some sort of demand for a certain type of wood. There were logs everywhere sitting idle. I never knew what type of logs but one day they all disappeared, but they had sat so long that all their bark fell off and nobody cleaned it up for months.

Then there was the time the dollar was weak and big monster capital equipment was everywhere, cheap stuff from Japan and Korea. One yahoo truck driver tried to transport of piece of it once and took out a bridge on the beltway, along with about 5 people. Then there was the time that aluminum was cheap. Some Russian bought about a billion ingots and put them all over the place. They sat for a couple of years and maybe he sold high, but one day they were gone.

Oddball stuff comes and goes, but with the help of the Internet sometimes I am able to find out what something is. Take a look at this picture and see if you can tell me what this is (Hint, it is part of a very popular item these days):

Here is a whole bunch of them from another angle.

Off in the distance are some pieces of the rest of the apparatus.

Of course, for that answer all you have to do is visit the Suzlon website for the obvious visual explanation.