Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Wind Catcher, a portable wind turbine that takes 15 minutes to setup

Danish startup KiteX has developed a revolutionary new one-of-a-kind wind turbine aptly named the Wind Catcher. The portable turbine is lighter, more powerful, and easier to use than any other wind power system on the market.

The complete Wind Catcher power-generating wind turbine weighs just 22 pounds (10 kg) and is therefore relatively easy to carry on camping or by the boat so you can get power for all your gadgets – from eBikes, electronics, appliances to backup batteries – when you are on the go. Plus, it’s quick and easy to install and can be assembled and ready to use in just 15 minutes by one person.

Additionally, the Wind Catcher is designed to start producing power in low winds, unlike other small wind turbines. The Lite version of Wind Catcher will start making usable energy, e.g., charging a laptop (50W) at around 4 meters per second (9 mph) wind speed, while the larger version will make 600W at 8 m/s (18mph) wind.

Wind Catcher, a portable, powerful wind turbine that setup in 15 minutes
It takes 15 minutes to setup, and weighs just 10 kg. Credit: KiteX

It has a pole of approximately 6.5 feet (two meters) that is water and weather-resistant. The highest one goes up to 13 feet (four meters) high.

On top of that, it is environmentally friendly as it consists of recycled plastics and produces clean, renewable energy, and it’s compatible with a number of different portable generators like Jackery, Goal Zero, Bluetti, and more. And there is no need to worry that this rotating wind turbine will disturb the night’s rest in the forest. Because it makes a very low, soft noise when running, and when placed about 20 meters (65 feet) away, no sound will be heard.

Wind Catcher is live on Kickstarter now – so you can pre-order your own turbine. Specially priced early bird pledges are now available for the recently launched project from roughly $1046 or £775. If everything goes according to plan, the worldwide shipping is expected to take place sometime around December 2021.