What do you get when you mix a lighter-than-air blimp with a turbine system to generate electricity? Meet Magenn’s MARS, a tethered wind turbine that’s a) more mobile than turbines planted in the ground, b) can use stronger wind currents up to 1000 feet above ground, and c) has a wider operating tolerance for both light and strong winds.
The obvious benefit of MARS is that it can get higher than traditional wind turbines where there are stronger and more consistent winds.
It is mobile and can be placed anywhere, particularly close to where electricity is needed. MARS can be controlled to FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and Transport Canada guidelines and has lower noise emissions.
Where is Magenn targeting the use of the MARS system?
- to developing nations where infrastructure is limited or non existent;
- off-grid combined wind and diesel solutions for island nations, farms, remote areas, cell towers, exploration equipment, backup power and water pumps for natural gas mines;
- rapid deployment solutions to disaster areas for power to emergency and medical equipment, water pumps; on-grid applications for farms, factories, remote communities;
- and wind farms developments.
More at: www.magenn.com
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