Micro Wind Turbine
A Lightweight Energy Source, Engineered for Adventures
Electronic devices play an important role for our activities in the great outdoors. They are essential for navigating and documenting our adventures, for scientific surveys or acquisitions, and even for rescue operations and disaster management. Nonetheless, charging electronic devices during long periods away from civilization remains a difficult task. Today, solar panels are the only available solution to this common problem, making the power supply completely dependent on weather periods with sufficient sunshine. The Micro Wind Turbine proposes a novel alternative that can operate in harsh weather conditions and even at night. The design integrates all necessary components in one sleek unit and is focused on pack size, minimal weight and ease of set-up. The construction of the vertical axis rotor is based on the principle of tension and compression and unfolds within seconds by simply pulling the telescopic shaft apart.