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February 27, Wind power is notoriously flighty, particularly at ground level. But a generator situated feet above ground level would enjoy much more consistent strong wind - which is why the Magenn MARS system makes so much sense. Each MARS system will be cheap and portable, which will make them extremely useful in rural, camping and emergency situations. A prototype has successfully been flown in North Carolina.

A great idea that makes economic sense. 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. Once it's airborne and spinning, it generates power which is transmitted to a station on the ground via the insulated tether cords. It doesn't matter if wind direction changes, there's a sort of disc rudder in the middle of the MARS unit that consistently points it perfectly into the wind wherever it comes from.

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.

Putting wind generators hundreds of feet above ground also means that they don't have to be situated in high-cost prime coastal locations, where they have generated a lot of 'NIMBY' resistance and aesthetic criticism. MARS units will be just as effective inland, closer to the main power infrastructure and usage sites.

The system's expected capacities aren't huge - the 30x57 foot MARS Alpha prototype generated 2kW of power, although this will be increased to 10 or 12 kW in time. A kW model for remote industrial sites is in the works, and inventor Fred Ferguson has flagged the potential for a backpack-sized version suitable for camping and emergency situations that won't even require helium, generating enough lift just from the Magnus Effect to stay airborne as it generates.

As with any energy generation device, the key question is: will the MARS system produce cheap enough power to be viable? The answer appears to be yes. Naturally, the tethered MARS systems will cause a few headaches for pilots - and Magenn is looking into ways to arrange for suitable permits and mini no-fly zones to be arranged. And while the spinning blimps appear to be vulnerable to anyone with a rifle, the Kevlar-like Dacron material they're built from should be enough to protect them from most attacks.

The project has been in development for several years now, and with the help of new investment could begin making a commercial push. We wish Fred and the Magenn team the best of luck in the initiative. For more information, see the Magenn Power website. Via Watthead and Treehugger. LOG IN. Menu HOME. Search Query Submit Search. Facebook Twitter Flipboard LinkedIn. Magenn's MARS floating wind generator.

View 9 Images. Location, Location, Location 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.

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February 27, Wind power is notoriously flighty, particularly at ground level. But a generator situated feet above ground level would enjoy much more consistent strong wind - which is why the Magenn MARS system makes so much sense. Each MARS system will be cheap and portable, which will make them extremely useful in rural, camping and emergency situations. A prototype has successfully been flown in North Carolina. A great idea that makes economic sense. 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. Once it's airborne and spinning, it generates power which is transmitted to a station on the ground via the insulated tether cords.

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Our call center is currently closed. You can compare our energy offers or leave your phone number and get a free callback. The new design from MAGENN Power has many advantages over the conventional wind turbines and diesel generators typically used to produce energy, including cost and environmental benefits. Essentially, it is a little blimp, tethered to an electrical ground station, that generates clean, renewable energy at a low cost. Wind power is one the cheapest renewable energy technologies on offer, and has the potential to create an abundant amount of green energy. As one expert notes,. The MARS is not particularly complex.

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