Magenn Power Air Rotor System
The Magenn Power Air Rotor System (MARS) is a lighter-than-air tethered device that rotates in response to wind, efficiently generating renewable electrical energy. The tethered device is connected to a transformer at a ground station, which transfers the electrical energy to the power grid. Magenn Air Rotors will range in size from 1kW camper/boater generators to 1.6MW generators that can power up to 300 homes. Magenn Power Inc. will begin manufacturing its Air Rotor product in Fall of 2006.
This system can be deployed at a fraction of the cost of current wind generators and will be able to reach much higher altitudes. MARS units will be able to be deployed at altitudes from 400-ft to 1000-ft above ground in order to capitalize on stronger winds. Magenn Air Rotors can also generate electricity at lower wind speeds than conventional wind generators and can easily be moved according to changing wind patterns.
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