Shawn Frayne, an inventor from California recently discovered an excellent new way to transforming wind energy into electricity. His invention was so significant that Popular Mechanics awarded him the 2007 Breakthrough Award. Frayne’s wind-belt invention works by using the oscillating motion produced when air passes over a thin membrane or belt, by attaching magnets at either end of the membrane and allowing the magnets to oscillate between two metal coils on each side, producing an electrical current.
Frayne recently opened a website for this revolutionary product which he is calling the “Humdinger Windbelt” and whatever revenue the company makes in 1st world countries, he hopes to use to help out third world countries. Considering that this technology is very cheap to make and easily repaired, Frayne believes that it is perfect for third world country applications.