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32 Small-Scale Wind-Driven Devices

Breezes That Provide Personal Power

— December 27, 2010 — Eco
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.
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Breeze-Enabled Baking
Breeze-Enabled Baking
Jihae Kim's 'Wind Heater' Will Cook Your Dinner
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31
Bamboo Windmills
Bamboo Windmills
Gijsbert Koren's Windmills are Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly
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30
Bright Wind-Powered Wheels
Bright Wind-Powered Wheels
The Kazaguruma Uses Natural Wind Energy To Move
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29
Bulbous Power Plants
Bulbous Power Plants
The Aard Combines Solar Panels and Wind Turbines to Create Power
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28
Guerrilla Wind Power
Guerrilla Wind Power
'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' Built Power Generators from Junk
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27
Insect Turbines
Insect Turbines
The Green Wavelength xBee Was Inspired by Bumblebees
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26
Wind Powered Cell Phones
Wind Powered Cell Phones
Motorola Goes Green in the Jungle
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25
Charge Gadgets By Wind or Sun
Charge Gadgets By Wind or Sun
MINIWIZ HYmini
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24
Wind Power Pencils
Wind Power Pencils
Wind Pencils Just One Part of Eco-Friendly Collection by Roberto Christen
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23
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Tamiya 'Loopwing' Car Blends Fun and Eco-Friendliness
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22
Residential Green Generators
Residential Green Generators
Apartment-Friendly Greenerator Collects Solar and Wind Energy
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21
Wind Powered Outdoor Lighting
Wind Powered Outdoor Lighting
Light Wind
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20
Wind Power For The People
Wind Power For The People
$48k for Power Independence
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19
Turbine Gadget-Chargers
Turbine Gadget-Chargers
The iPhone iFan Powers Your Phone Using Air
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18
Portable Wind Turbines
Portable Wind Turbines
Ventus from Sergej Kuckir Captures Wind Energy On-The-Go
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17
World's Smallest Wind Turbine
World's Smallest Wind Turbine
Blow Light
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16
Mobile Wind Power Plants
Mobile Wind Power Plants
The Mobile Wind Turbine Can Provide Wind Energy Anywhere
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15
Sailing Tricycles
Sailing Tricycles
The Whike Offers Pedal- and Wind-Powered Fun
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14
Wind-Powered Hydrofoils
Wind-Powered Hydrofoils
The Jiwon Jun Kite Surfer Treads Lightly on the Environment
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13
Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
Green Power is Blowin' in the Wind
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12
Wind-Powered Bikes
Wind-Powered Bikes
Miss Courant D'air Generates Energy When it Moves
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11
Wind-Powered Battery Chargers
Wind-Powered Battery Chargers
The Febot
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10
Bird-Friendly Wind Power
Bird-Friendly Wind Power
The Tesla-Inspired 'Solar Aero' Bladeless Wind Turbine
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9
Graceful Energy Generators
Graceful Energy Generators
The 'Eddy GT' Wind Turbine is Eco-Exalted
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8
Household Turbines
Household Turbines
The Philipp Starck 'Revolutionair' Brings Wind Power Home
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7
Green Home Power Generators
Green Home Power Generators
The Wind Cube is Perfect for Eco Homeowners
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6
Egg Beater Power Generators
Egg Beater Power Generators
Energy Ball Wind Turbine Produces Power at 4 MPH
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5
Wind Generator for Your Home
Wind Generator for Your Home
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4
Stealthy Wind Turbines
Stealthy Wind Turbines
RidgeBlade ridgeline Wind Turbine Has Nearly Invisible Horizontal Design
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3
Wind-Powered Speedsters
Wind-Powered Speedsters
The Greenbird Breaks the Land Speed Record at 126.1 MPH
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2
Portable Wind Turbines
Portable Wind Turbines
Agricultural Wind Generator is a Breeze to Transport and Use
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1
Mobile Wind Power
Mobile Wind Power
Eolic is a Mini Wind-Powered Portable Generator
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