Renewable energy is one of the hottest things on the market right now but until recently, solar power has been getting most of the attention. While there are plenty of techno gadgets, like solar briefcases and solar laptop chargers, that can have solar power on the run, very few if any items exist for other sources of renewable energy to become portable. The foldable wind generator has all the right ideas, but may still be just a bit ahead of its time.
The Eolic is a very interesting design, but it is very questionable as to whether or not their foldable wind generator is capable of doing the job that it is there for. The Eolic looks great and is an incredible idea, but can it actually create enough energy to power anything and is it durable enough to actually hold its ground in a wind strong enough to create electricity? At this point, it is probably nothing more than wishful thinking.
The designers’ concepts behind the foldable wind generator are to be able to supply power on the go in areas that do not have access to electricity. Whether it was the beginning of a construction project or a community that lacked electricity, these portable units could be put up to supply the necessary power to that specific area. As we see it, the thing that makes this item so appealing is probably its weakest link.
The Eolic is made of very light-weight materials that are going to have a tough time standing tall in any wind that would be strong enough to actually generate the power that they are talking about. If the item were anchored into the ground, and by this we mean a solid foundation, not staked like a tent, it would be fine. However, this being a portable unit, that luxury is not possible. While the overall ambitions of the designers may be a bit unrealistic, the Eolic foldable wind generator can still serve a purpose.
As many of the smaller, portable solar devices are touted to provide outside lighting or provide electricity on a camping trip, this device should be up to the task. If it actually works in these scenarios, it could truly bring wind power into the picture as a primary renewable energy. It would have a distinct advantage over solar power at that point as it could work all day long versus needing to recharge. On the other hand, they could also be sold as a package to ensure constant renewable energy on the go. That would be a two-pack that people would surely stand in line for.