Date:14 October 2015
Although solar energy has been available in portable form for quite some time, wind energy is mostly reserved for the massive wind turbine farms increasingly becoming part of the South African landscape, as they have done in other parts of the world. That could change thanks to a company from Iceland that has developed a portable wind turbine to charge electronic accessories – as well as your home.
The Trinity portable wind turbine power station is named for its three rotary blades. It comes in four sizes: 30 centimetres, 45 centimetres, 65 centimetres and 100 centimetres. The largest weighs only 19 kilograms, and can store up to 300 000 mAh. The Tinity’s blades can be set up horizontally (pictured above) for low wind conditions or vertically for high winds.
The larger two wind turbines have grid tie inverters. This means they can be plugged directly into an electricity outlet in the home, and will provide power to all other wall sockets.
The Trinity is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, and has comfortably exceeded the funding target.
Watch the video above to see how this portable wind turbine works.
Image and video credit: Janulus