WORCESTER, Mass., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MMMW) reports that construction started on a demonstration low cost wind system that implements the company’s patented wind augmentation technology.
At the same time, a wind unit without the new low cost augmenter will be installed next to the augmented system for the purpose of easily proving the reduction in the cost of producing wind generated electricity to potential customers.
The Mass Megawatts’ wind augmentation system utilizes a less complicated and inexpensive wind-focusing technique to increase the wind velocity directed at the turbine by an average of 70%. This accelerated wind speed, in turn, triples the increase in the electrical power generated by the turbine.
The Company’s augmentation system eliminates the need for turbine structures to exceed a height of 80 feet to realize adequate wind velocity. This reduces material and installation costs while expediting zoning approval in many locations. Additionally, the augmenter technology makes it possible for turbines to operate profitably in lower wind-speed locations.
Using horizontal or propeller type turbine blades, the cost per rated kilowatt is projected to be less than $1000 and anticipated to approach $600 in mass production. This compares very favorably with traditional wind power systems that realize a cost of $1500 to $2000 per rated kilowatt.