The first wind power system built at the facility this week will be installed by a dedicated team working during the harsh Rocky Mountain winter. The installation site is near another small wind power unit built on site during November.
The wind power system leverages the patented, wind augmenter technology that increases the wind velocity directed toward the wind turbine. This, in turn, can result in a significant increase in power output. For example, an increase in wind velocity from 10 to 20 miles-per-hour can increase the power output of the wind system by a factor of eight.
As many remote locations do not have access to traditional utility-power, the wind power system offered by Mass Megawatts provides a cost-effective solution for onsite power generation. The company is currently in negotiations with agricultural, mining, and resort locations that are seeking an efficient, low-cost, power source.
The company expects the wind system to generate power at a cost that is directly competitive with fossil fuel methods. The system is also capable of operating in lower, wind-speed locations, with reduced maintenance costs.