Mass Megawatts Wind Power Goes Horizontal in Its Blade Design

The new development is a change from the vertical-axis blade to the traditional, propeller-style horizontal-axis blade. This will be the mass production model for future MATs. The blades will be small, light-weight and made of durable construction. For now, they can be purchased "off the shelf", but eventually the company intends to mass produce them along with other parts of the MAT.

A most important benefit from this technology is the elimination of the need for a gearbox. By using the wind augmenter and smaller blades, the blade rpm’s will be of such speed to allow for direct connection to an induction generator. As is well known in the industry, gearboxes are a significant source of problems and machine failure. Omission of this step in the electricity generation process will further reduce cost and maintenance. Other benefits from this updated design include lower height specifications, reduced noise and vibrations, ease of construction and maintenance, ability to be located on more difficult and lower wind speed sites.

The company will continue to test and refine this model in preparation for plans of mass production early next year. Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTCBB: MMMW) is a leader in the development of a revolutionary wind energy technology, bringing a product to the renewable energy marketplace capable of producing electricity at a cost 30% lower than other wind power equipment. Designed on a paradigm that ‘lower height, lower wind speeds and lower costs equal higher profits’, this technology puts MAT electricity generation on a competitive footing with fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas.

Mass Megawatts holds exclusive patent rights to the Multi-Axis Turbo system (MAT) for 11% of the global territory, with 50% territorial rights in the United States. Installed wind energy in the U.S. Market is growing by over 25% annually.

A ‘Smart Grid’ Energy Solution: MAT technology fits perfectly into the localized ‘distributed energy models’ that have been adopted by Federal and State agencies to promote energy independence and the re-design of our power transmission and distribution network into a national ‘Smart Grid’.

Energy planners nationwide have been seeking an adaptable, scalable ‘wind power solution’ that will be welcomed by local communities. Mass Megawatts MAT technology meets this challenge on every level. Adaptable to both high and lower wind resource regions and economically scalable to meet electric supply requirements from small users to large utilities, the MAT technology is the first wind power technology that allows purchasers to size their electric generation facility to fit their usage needs.

Traditionally, wind power adopters have found themselves in the position of having to purchase systems that either provided more generation capacity then they needed, or, conversely, walk away ‘shorthanded.’ The MAT’s modular technology basis puts the ‘sizing’ decision making on the customer’s side of the table, not the vendor’s. Uncounted numbers of municipal, agricultural and business wind power projects have been abandoned on the basis of the purchaser’s not being able to acquire equipment that could be sized to their needs and budget.

Low Height = Community Acceptability: Mass Megawatts is recognized as the vendor of choice for utilities, communities, businesses and other wind power generation adopters who are seeking a lower cost, community friendly, renewable energy solution. MAT technology is readily accepted by local communities, where resistance to ‘tall tower’ wind farms is legendary. Ranging between 50 feet to a maximum of 80 feet in overall height, MAT units boast extremely productive generation capability in areas with lower wind speeds, where ‘tall tower’ utility-scaled projects simply are not financially feasible or successful.

Durability & Low Cost Maintenance: This winning equation is further enhanced by the overall ruggedness and low maintenance requirements of the MAT units. Our equipment is rated to withstand winds of up to 120 mph, with all mechanical and electrical components located close to ground level. Projected maintenance costs are 50% less than the wind power industry’s average.

Unlimited Potential: The geographic footprint of lower wind speed regions both suitable and profitable for MAT technology is several times greater than that of ‘tall tower wind,’ with its requirement for extremely high wind resources.