So much for solar powered solutions for devices, how about a wind-powered one?
It doesn’t mean that you have to hook up your phone to a “windmill” of course. Rather, all this could be achieved through the aid of micro windmills.
Designed by a UT Arlington electrical engineer, the professor designed a micro windmill where you could stick lots of these things on your phone to generate enough energy as required by the device.
Just wave it around in the air or hold it up to the wind. The small windmills create electricity, which is then captured by the cell phone’s battery. The windmills are made from nickel alloy components, which are flexible enough to withstand the necessary wind needed for them to capture electricity even though they are only 1.8 mm wide.
And if you think all this is a fantasy, then you are wrong. The micro windmills have already been tested successfully and now the UTA is determining how to properly commercialize them in the market.