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A Wind Turbine So Compact, It Fits In Your Backpack

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The most imperative things that you carry while traveling are your mobile phone, camera, charger, power bank, batteries, etc. What if you don’t have electricity while on your trip? Though power banks are available but can drain out quickly and are difficult to recharge. What if you have a compact wind turbine?

The Shine Turbine is a portable wind energy generator. Wind turbines were invented to generate electricity whereas Shine Turbines were purposefully designed for several problems faced especially by outdoor enthusiasts and travelers. It can be used to charge your gadgets while backpacking, camping, trekking, fishing, hunting, or off grid activities. It has three slightly curved blades that fold out like flower petals. A Mount, pegs & reflective guy-wires that can be stored inside. The shine weighs around 3 pounds. The product was launched on Kickstarter and Indigogo. It needs only 20 minutes to charge the phone. It should be kept away from children as it has sharp-edged blades.

Cat Adalay, Founder & CEO of Aurea Technologies along with Rachel Carr, CMO of Canadian company Aurea have developed this portable wind turbine that fits in your backpack that allows everyone to produce clean energy for their own personal use. It uses wind energy to charge your gadgets through USB. It takes around 4.5 to 9 hours to pre-charge at home. One can store power in its 12,000 mAh internal lithium-ion battery to use later on. The turbine has the capacity to charge four mobile phones. It is easy to carry anywhere and its size equals to a water bottle. Wind resources are mostly available at many geographically significant locations. Shine presents a 40-watt turbine that can either charge devices or store power in its 12,000 mAh internal lithium-ion battery for later use.


A wind turbine is so compact, it fits in your backpack. Aurea is the sustainability R&D company, and the creator of Shine, products and services company based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Shine Turbine arrives fully collapsed with the mount, pegs and reflective guy-wires stored inside. It comes with an inbuilt battery to charge approximately four devices. How does it work? Air flows over the turbine body, the turbine automatically turns into wind. Wind causes blades to spin. Aurea upholds the highest standards of sustainable practices throughout their product development, supply chain, packaging and distribution.

Vishwatha Reddy

A Journalism student, photographer, still under construction.

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