Mass Megawatts Wind Power Inc. says it has started production of its wind power units in a manufacturing facility located in Morrison, Colo.
The first wind power system has been built at the facility. The installation site is near another small wind power unit that was built on-site in November, Mass Megawatts notes.
The wind power system uses patented wind augmenter technology that increases the wind velocity directed toward the wind turbine, resulting in an increase in power output, according to Mass Megawatts. For example, an increase in wind velocity from 10 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour can increase the power output of the wind system by a factor of eight, the company says.
Because many remote locations do not have access to traditional utility power, this wind power system provides a solution for on-site power generation. 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, Mass Megawatts adds.