Wind turbines are no longer reserved for large scale applications; technological innovations are making many forms of alternative energy available to the masses. This includes the Binopterus (not to be confused with prehistoric species), a high-tech portable wind turbine that delivers clean power at low wind speeds. The self-installable structure can be mounted on a mast, gabled or flat roof, carport, or on a wall. Made with aluminum and stainless steel blades and parts, the Binopterus is built to withstand any weather and the maker claims that its of no danger to birds and bats. In average winds, the turbine can produce enough energy in one day to power several household items, including 8 hours of laptop use and 13 hours of a 25-watt light bulb.

+ Bionopterus on Kickstarter


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