Mass Megawatts Wind Power has announced a new blade design for its turbine model. 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 models. The blades will be small, lightweight and made of durable construction.
The company says the technology eliminates the need for a gearbox. By using the wind augmenter and smaller blades, the blade revolutions per minute will be of such speed to allow for direct connection to an induction generator.
The company says other benefits include lower height specifications, reduced noise and vibrations, ease of construction and maintenance, and the 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.
SOURCE: Mass Megawatts Wind Power