In Canada, a new business to provide on-the-go sustainable energy, Aurea Technologies has developed a portable wind turbine that may be as small as a water bottle.
The Shine Turbine is a portable generator designed to provide up to three phone charges in an hour during camping excursions or other emergency scenarios.
Compact, torpedo-shaped, one-liter bottle-sized container when not in use can be folded down when not in use.
At under 1.4 kilos and with a power-to-weight ratio of 29.5 watts per kilogram, the turbine claims to be more efficient than any other solar panel, thermoelectric stove, or water turbine, according to Aurea Technologies.
Wind’s “cubic connection with power” is to blame for this, according to the business, which explains this.
A company called Aurea Technologies claims that “when wind speeds double, the power production doubles eight times.”
In combination with Shine’s high-efficiency blades and lightweight design, it produces the most significant amount of energy for the smallest amount of weight of any portable renewable charger.”
The Shine Turbine, on the other hand, can operate in a wide range of conditions, including wind speeds of 13 to 45 kilometers per hour and temperatures ranging from zero to 40 degrees Celsius, according to the business.
An inbuilt battery, which holds around four total phone charges, is available for direct device charging.
The mount and motor enclosure are made of aluminum. In contrast, the turbine’s body and blades are weatherproof polycarbonate plastic.
In Aurea Technologies’ estimation, the Shine Turbine can be set up in less than two minutes using the included pegs and guy wires.
The product uses that Cat Adalay and Rachel Carr foresee include camping, caravan travel, off-grid living, and emergency preparedness circumstances outlined below.
‘We’re offering portable wind power,’ Adalay explained. Most people do not have direct access to wind power, the world’s second-largest source of clean energy.
A group of outdoor enthusiasts with scientific and engineering expertise set out to develop a wind power product that would allow people to generate their renewable energy at any time of day or night, in good weather or bad.
It was created in 2017 and had its headquarters in Nova Scotia, Canada’s Aurea Technologies. In 2021, the Shine Turbine was first introduced to the public via the crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter before going into production.
Offshore Windcatcher, which houses 117 turbines in a vertical grid, and Papilio are two other new wind power ideas that have gained attention recently.
The James Dyson Award-winning O-Wind Turbine is another option for high-density urban areas.