WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. (MMMW) today reports that the company’s new wind augmentation system is near completion.
The Company plans to have a demonstration video soon on its website www.massmegawatts.com of wind turbines using the augmenter near an identical turbine without the new wind augmentation unit. The video with data collection information will help illustrate the increase of power output using the new wind augmenter.
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, results in a significant, three-fold 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.