Aurea Technologies Inc. is a locally owned company that offers two small-scale, portable wind technologies - one for defence (RISE wind turbine) and the other for the outdoor retail market. The RISE wind turbine's patent-pending technology enables the device to produce the power needed to fully charge all a dismounted soldier's electronic gear within one hour. It radically reduces the number of batteries per soldier due to the high-energy potential of this portable turbine. Using RISE on a 72-hour mission will reduce a soldier’s pack weight by 10%, and the turbine can be used in any environment. While the primary office is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Aurea is also incorporated in the UK with a location in York, England.