Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Inflatable wind turbines!!!

A company in Canada called Magenn Power have developed a lighter than air inflatable wind turbine called MARS (Magenn Air Rotor System). I love conventional wind turbines and hope to see many more spring up across the country (especially outsde the homes of countryside alliance members). However they are not exactly portable. The Magenn system would allow a 4KW turbine to be packed into the boot of a family hatchback and be deployed anywhere with speed and ease. They are planning version capable of 1-2MW. These can be used for anything from the supply for a small town to power for emergency aid locations. They also have little or no chance of killing birds because they have no long blades and they are bouncy. Magenn's website is here.

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1 comment:

Trudy said...

Looks like a good idea, but it would be nice if they could make a smaller version for happy campers like myself. :)

Currently we're restricted to running things like cool boxes off the car, or if you have a caravan then electrical hook-up points that still draw from the main grid :(