In this paper, fabrication of a rectangular paddle micro-cantilever-based wind speed sensor along with its analytical model has been presented. The analytical model uses the closed-form solution to the bending stress caused by static deflection. Simulations of the device were done using finite-element analysis. The simulation, analytical, and experimental results have been compared for a better insight into the sensor behavior. Piezo-resistive deflection detection mechanism has been utilized to measure the wind speed. The experimental results show that the fabricated sensor can detect wind speed up to 29 ms-1 and has a sensitivity of 0.071 mV/ms-1 - V. © 2018 IEEE.