Wind turbines are slowly becoming a more important part of the energy industry. They are being designed and deployed in more countries in different ways. Some will say the more significant in size, the better, but it’s not always the case.
The Shine Turbine may be small, but it is good enough to power your mobile devices. It is the best way to juice up your small gadgets like smartphones, tablets, cameras, or lights. You can bring it anywhere, especially when you plan on having outdoor adventures.
Designers: Cat Adalay and Rachel Carr
Aurea is a company based in Canada headed by two ladies: mechanical engineer Cat Adalay and designer Rachel Carr. They designed this portable wind turbine that can self-charge its internal battery, which is enough for small gadgets. However, what makes the Shine Turbine a possible bestseller is the fact that it can be fast in storing and generating electricity. Even in extreme weather conditions, it can generate energy. However, it’s small that it can collapse into an average size of a 1L water bottle.
Area’s founder Adalay said it’s a “wind power that fits in your backpack”. She noted that wind is the second biggest clean energy producer, but it’s not that accessible. The Shine Turbine is designed to address several problems faced especially by outdoor enthusiasts. Adalay’s team developed a wind power product that allows everyone to produce clean energy for their own personal use.
It’s a wind turbine, so it obviously needs the wind. This means it’s ideal to use, especially during windy days, whether night or day or even when raining. It is set on a tripod and features its own 5V 12,000mAh battery. The device itself is 40-watts and weighs three pounds only.
The Shine Turbine can charge most mobile devices via USB. However, we imagine it can be used more for smartphones. It can be helpful as it only needs 20 minutes to juice up a phone. The crowdfunded project has been a success, with more than $400,000 in pledges.
This lightweight and compact wind turbine can fit your backpack. It mainly uses wind to charge gadgets on the go. The mount and blades are collapsible and can collapse into a smaller housing. You can say it looks like a blimp —a small one that kids may think it’s a toy. But it’s not a toy, so make sure kids don’t go near one because of the blades.