30 Jul MARS is a lighter-than-air tethered wind turbine that rotates about a Technical Seminar on MAGENN AIR ROTOR SYSTEM (MARS). 13 Dec Magenn Air Rotor System is less expensive per unit of actual electrical energy output than competing wind power systems. * Magenn Power Air. 5 May New ideas always take twice as long and cost twice as much as one hopes when first envisioned; when we were among the first to cover the.
|Published (Last):||4 November 2004|
|PDF File Size:||4.82 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||18.45 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
It works for small power uses: A difference between the lighter-than-air turbine and the conventional turbine, Rivard said, is its mobility. When the object spins, an area of high pressure forms beneath it and causes it to rise.
Magenn Power thanks, tipster Mac! MARS units will be just as effective inland, closer to the main power infrastructure and usage sites. The wide range of speeds at which it can operate means that the MARS can deliver output much closer to its rated ait than standard designs can.
At 30 feet long and 10 feet in diameter, the MARS is held aloft by a conductive tether between and 1, feet above ground. The MARS system is designed to take advantage of the much more consistent wind levels available at higher elevations than standard wind generators can generally reach. Air movement is going to affect the flat piece much more than the roll, although the weight is the same.
A generator or alternator is mounted on the secondary shaft, and converts the mechanical energy originally imparted by the wind to the turbine. Outboard of the generators at each end of the rotor are wind vane stabilizers in the form of conical wheels. Magenn efficiency will be 40 to 50 percent. Helium is the chemical element with atomic number 2 and an atomic weight of 4.
Robots to play “stork” and plant coral larvae around the Great Barrier Reef. Large manufacturers will supply both 50 Hz wind turbine models for the electrical grids in most of the world and 60 Hz models for the electrical grid in America. Via Watthead and Treehugger.
On large wind turbines above kW the voltage tension generated by the turbine is usually V three-phase alternating current AC. Cedar-clad shipping container becomes architect’s home office. Centrifugal blades on the MARS can generate up to several megawatts of clean, renewable energy at a price well below our current grounded wind turbines.
This video shows what houseplants are doing while we’re away. This is hugely important, since doubling capacity factor cuts the cost of each delivered watt by half.
Magenn Air Rotor System (M.A.R.S.)
The wind is a completely renewable source that will last forever. One is the vertical-axis type. The problem with paper receipts. A magnetic rotor on the high-speed shaft spins inside loops of copper wire that are wound around an iron core.
Such a simple idea- it works on both straight lift from the helium and the ” Magnus effect ” where “For the Magnus airship and hence the patented Magenn Air Rotors System, we have proven that as wind speed increases, rotation increases, lift increases, drag will be minimized because of reduced leaning, and stability increases.
This is done by the massive rotor blades, which form the visible part of a wind turbine. Treehugger has shown flying wind turbines before but never one this clever- it is held up by helium.
As long as the helium plus the balloon is lighter than the air it displaces, the balloon will float in the air. A great idea that makes economic sense. New ideas always take twice as long and cost twice as much as one hopes when first envisioned; when we were among the first to cover the Magenn air rotor system MARS backit was projected that units would be available in Thus MARS is the most efficient, cost-effective, eco-friendly, mobile, low maintenance way of generate electrical energy out of wind energy.
A prototype has successfully been flown in North Carolina. The wind blows through blades made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester — this makes the blades lightweight and yet strong enough to withstand the force of the wind. Its boiling and melting points are the lowest among the elements and it exists only as a gas except in extreme conditions. The blades are relatively thin because this means they have a greater surface area to volume ratio and so are affected more by the wind.
The body of the blimp has fans attached to it to catch wind and generate spin – and once the unit is spinning, it generates extra lift due to the same ” Magnus Effect ” forces that cause spinning baseballs and golf balls to curve in the air. Sign up now and have it sent straight to your inbox.
A Helium balloon is a balloon that stays aloft due to being filled with a gas less dense than air or lighter than air. At the other end of the spectrum, the MARS turbine can also convert wind energy into electricity at wind speeds as low as 7 mph.
Airborne wind – aair that fly in the sky and harvest energy from atmospheric wind has the potential, say proponents, of reducing the cost of wind power. Can’t get enough TreeHugger? This is the style used today on wind farms.