The portable wind turbine charges portable electronic devices off-grid
Off-grid travelers and backyard campers, take a look at this useful product for small-scale wind power generation. It could put cheap wind power in the hands of thousands of people. Along with your solar cooking equipment, this could be a great source of power generation to pack. It is also easily compressible. I like ideally utilitarian solutions, and this is one of them. Remember, good travelers leave no trace, and certainly no carbon footprint.
- Folded length: 35cm (13.8inch)
- Folded width: 10 cm (3.9 inch)
- Blade diameter: 60cm (23.6inch)
- Mounting height: 91.4 cm (3 ft)
- Total weight: 3 lbs (1.3 kg)
The Shine Turbine wind charger with patent pending technology can collect the equivalent of 3 phones in less than an hour. Shine specifies, “97% of outdoor enthusiasts take technology with them when traveling, which allows them to extend outings by 6 days a year on average. “
Shine’s patent pending technology is said to create energy faster than any other portable renewable product!
Shine emailed: “We are a startup based in Halifax, Nova Scotia that has built a portable wind turbine for people looking to charge their portable electronic devices (phone, e-reader, laptop, GPS, headlamps, etc. .) off-grid. We will launch in 2021. Shine will will launch the Shine Turbine on Kickstarter on June 8th!
Here are some more details of the company:
- Completely foldable and content: The bracket and blades all collapse into the housing.
Shine turbine: Arrives completely collapsed with the reflective backing, pegs and shrouds stored inside.
“We are a team of outdoor enthusiasts who are always looking for the next adventure. Our world-class expertise in wind turbine engineering, sustainable operations and people-centered business practices allow us to deliver the best possible experience.
“Aurea adheres to the highest standards for sustainable practices throughout our product development, supply chain, packaging and distribution. For the places we love to explore, for those we care about and for generations to come, this is Aurea’s ongoing commitment.
1. Rated power: 40 watts
2. Internal battery: 5 V, 12,000 mAh
3. Connector: 5 V DC regulated, 2 A
4. Cable: USB-A male
5. LED indicator: Battery and temperature
If you want to know more, visit the Shine website.
All images are courtesy of Shine / Aurea Technologies.