Wind belt technology
The story of Wind belt technology
Wind belt development
Breakthrough in Wind Belt Technology
The story of the development of our wind belt technology first began in 2004. This was the year that our company founder, Mr. Anse, went on a trip to Haiti. During this trip to the Haitian coast, he came to a small fishing village that was not connected to the central power grid at all. So villagers in that town did not have regular access to reliable power. This caused a lot of problems within that fishing village. A lot of people in that village were not able to participate in the many modern activities that people take for granted today.
One of the biggest problems that people faced in that village was that they did not have access to lighting at night. They had to use other sources of lighting because they did not have electricity to power conventional lamps and light bulbs. So they had to use diesel or kerosene fueled lamps. There were a lot of dangers to using these kinds of light sources. Fires were a frequent problem in that small fishing village. Not to mention the fact that those kinds of lighting sources were not reliable at all. Communication was also hard in that fishing village since there was no power for radios or even telephones.
It was because of all of these problems that were faced by the Haitian fishing village that Mr. Anse was inspired to come up with some kind of technology to help them. He realized that a huge problem that these villagers faced was the fact that they did not have access to a reliable source of energy at all. And it was because of this problem that he decided to give the villagers some kind of power that they could harness in their location, even if they were not connected to the energy grid at all.
Taking his ideas to use some kind of the wind or renewable source of energy, he consulted with a team of scientists and engineers from MIT. The team of engineers was composed of people such as Shawn Frayne. Frayne recognized that instead of using diesel or kerosene lamps, there were more reliable options for lighting. Specifically, the team at MIT decided that white LEDs that used energy coming from a small wind generator may do the trick. However, most turbine based technologies were too expensive for this kind of project. It was simply not practical to use a turbine-powered wind generator for the wind belt technology. So they had to come up with a new idea to power the LED bulbs.
Wind belt was developed as the first-ever wind generator that does not use a turbine. The development of this kind of technology was in direct answer to the problem that arose from the fact that turbine powered generators were too costly and bulky to use for small-scale projects. Even without using a turbine, wind belt is still efficient. And this new technology was installed in the fishing village to great success, as it provided ample energy for lighting.