Archive for April 6th, 2009

Portable Wind Power!

Wind Power in the AirWind Power Anywhere

A Wind Power Generator that can be deployed almost anywhere? AND Deliver a steady and strong stream of Energy? If further testing is successful, the future of energy could be MARS.

Although Magenn’s Air Rotor System (MARS) is currently in its prototype phase (since April’08), we could see a backpack version of the system as soon as 5 – 10 years!

But what is MARS?

Essentially a ‘Floating Wind Power Generator‘, it stays in the air with Helium in very much the same way a Blimp floats in the air. 

At 500 – 1000 ft in the air, enjoying Consistent and Strong Winds, it generates 50% of its rated capacity. A significant improvement over regular ground level wind turbines that generate 20 – 40% of their rated capacity.

Changing Wind Directions? Not a Problem. A deflector disk will keep MARS pointed in the right direction all the time. 

Power Output? The prototype was rated at 2 Kw with production versions anticipated to be rated 10/12 Kw.

Accessible Price! With home sized units (4 Kw) expected to cost USD$10,000 and camping units (2 Kw) USD$2,000. Easy, renewable energy will be well within the reach of your average consumer.

We are very excited about this technology and will be sure to check out our closest demo unit once they become available! (Which could be as early as late 2009)

More: Magenn, AutoBlog, GizMag


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