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Breezes That Provide Personal Power

 - Dec 27, 2010   Updated: Mar 25 2011
Small-scale wind-driven devices have long been pumping water and powering ships, but the small-scale wind-driven devices collected here are examples of cutting-edge technology.

Not only can wind drive mechanisms to do work, it can generate electrical energy fit for small applications. From charging cell phones to powering a single household, these breezy power partners deserve a good look.

Implications - By taking one household item and transforming it into another, this designer was able to reinvent without actually reinventing. While some are unable to see the potential designs that can be spawned from current products, others, as was the case here, are able to envision and extrapolate. Brands who can apply this concept of reinventing from existing concepts can unlock tremendous opportunity within their own industries.