The Waterlily Micro Turbine Uses Wind to Power Up Your Personal Electronics

By: Alyson Wyers - May 3, 2017
References: waterlilyturbine & springwise
The Waterlily micro turbine is a miniature device capable of charging your electronic devices with wind power. The Canadian startup developed the personal turbine with oceanographers in mind.

The durable and portable micro turbine can charge any device with a USB port and uses wind energy or can be used manually with a hand crank if the breezes aren't in your favor. The invention can be submerged under water up to a depth of 36,000 feet for an unlimited amount of time. It has two USB ports and a 12 foot charging cable, making it perfect for the great outdoors. Campers, cyclists, hikers, paddlers and the like can use the turbine to power up everything from GoPro cameras to smartphones.

This is an example of how sustainable energy is becoming accessible to consumers.