There’s a wind turbine that fits in a backpack. It’s about the same size as a water bottle. It weighs just 1.3 kilograms. Inside, there is a collapsible mounting system, and a battery big enough to charge your phone 4 times. Its body is made from polycarbonate plastic
The mount is pushed into the soft ground to be anchored with guy-wires. Then its three 60cm-long blades have to be unfolded. The Shine Turbine was created by the Canadian start-up Aurea Technologies, and can generate power in gentle breezes from 13kph up to stronger winds of 45 kph. It automatically turns to face the wind, and it either charges plugged-in device or its internal battery.
As wind speeds double, power output increases eight times.Aurea Technologies
The turbine is good for camping trips and works in a wide range of weather conditions. This is due to wind’s “cubic relationship with power”, the company has said.
Shine’s high-efficiency blades and lightweight design allows it to produce the most amount of energy for the least amount of weight compared to any other portable renewable charger.
Aurea Technologies says the Shine Turbine works in a wide range of conditions including wind speeds from 13 to 45 kilometres per hour and temperatures from zero to 40 degrees Celsius. It can either charge devices directly or store the electricity in its internal battery, which can hold about four full phone charges.
Wind is the second-largest producer of clean energy in the world, yet most people don’t have direct access to itAurea Technologies
Aurea Technologies was founded in 2017 and is based in Nova Scotia, Canada. The company launched the Shine Turbine on crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter in 2021 before putting it into production.
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